Brief History of the University of California / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This concise book tells the absorbing story of the development of one of the greatest public institutions in the country. Beginning with the land grant that established a university in California, the accessible narrative takes the reader through the difficulties and triumphs of the institution as it rose to the peak of scientific and scholarly stature, where it stands today.
Included is a discussion of why the University of California is unique among institutions of higher learning, a chronicle of past university presidents and the particular contributions each made to the institution, an account of the university's benefactors and financial arrangements, and the development of the multicampus model. This book also covers pivotal moments in the university's history, such as the formulation of the Master Plan for Higher Education, the controversy over the Loyalty Oath, the Free Speech Movement, Clark Kerr's dismissal, the implementation of Proposition 13, and the struggle over affirmative action. The author includes a description of each campus and a wealth of historical photographs that document the rise of the university and the people involved in its evolution.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
About the Author
Patricia A. Pelfrey is Assistant to the President, Emeritus. She worked with five University of California presidents and is currently involved in research on University of California history at the Center for Studies in Higher Education on the Berkeley campus.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments The University of California: What Makes It Unique? Mind before Mines Land and a Charter The University President Gilman The Constitutional Convention of 1878 Early Benefactors Growth for the Twentieth Century President Wheeler The Faculty Revolution Growth of the Campuses The Modern University President Sproul The Loyalty Oath Progress and Problems The Chancellorship The Multiversity Achievements of the 1960s The Master Plan Decentralizing the University Student Unrest The Steady State Planning for Hard Times The Tax Revolt Bakke v. The Regents of the University of California New
Intellectual Horizons The Booming 1980s A Pacific Rim State Growth Again Conflicts and Controversies The University under Fire A New President and an Economic Crisis The Debate over Admissions Rankings Research and Economic Growth New Directions for Outreach Tidal Wave II and New Approaches to Admission Achievement versus Aptitude Transitions The University Past and Present University of California Campuses Presidents of the University of California Chief Campus Officers/Chancellors of the University of California Notes Further Reading