America's university president extraordinaire adds a new chapter and preface to The Uses of the University, probably the most important book on the modern university ever written. This summa on higher education brings the research university into the new century.
The multiversity that Clark Kerr so presciently discovered now finds itself in an age of apprehension with few certainties. Leaders of institutions of higher learning can be either hedgehogs or foxes in the new age. Kerr gives five general points of advice on what kinds of attitudes universities should adopt. He then gives a blueprint for action for foxes, suggesting that a few hedgehogs need to be around to protect university autonomy and the public weal.
|Series:||The Godkin Lectures on the Essentials of Free Government and the Duties of the Citizen Series , #29|
|Edition description:||New edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)|
Table of Contents
Preface, 2001: A New Century for Higher Education
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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