The Uses of the University

The Uses of the University

by Clark Kerr

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ISBN-13: 9780674931725
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 03/28/1995
Series: Godkin Lectures Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.49(w) x 8.21(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Clark Kerr was President Emeritus and former Chancellor and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the former Chair of the Carnegie Commission (and later Council) on Higher Education, and the former Chair and Director of the National Commission on Strengthening Presidential Leadership under the auspices of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

Table of Contents

Preface, 2001: A New Century for Higher Education

Preface, 1963

1. The Idea of a Multiversity

2. The Realities of the Federal Grant University

3. The Future of the City of Intellect

4. Reconsiderations after the Revolts of the 1960's

5. Attempted Reforms That Failed

6. Commentaries on the Golden Age of the Research University

7. A New Age? From Increasing Federal Riches to Increasing State Poverty

8. Hard Choices

9. The "City of Intellect" in a Century for the Foxes?



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