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The Higher Education Scene in America [electronic resource]: Some Observations

Abraham L. Gitlow and Howard S. Gitlow
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EBook; Book; Online
Published
Lanham, Maryland : University Press of America, [2014]
Language
English
ISBN
076186458X, 9780761864585
Summary
This book discusses a number of issues that confront America's higher education scene today. Those issue embrace such problems as: (1) the missions(s) of our colleges and universities and the development of critical thinking and/or employability; (2) the role of for-profit academic institutions; (3) the impact of online technology; (4) diffusion of power and achievement of consensus between administrators and faculty; (5) the importance of financial matters, embracing budgets, fundraising, and endowments; (6) the insidious problem of conflicts of interest; (7) the scandalous impact of big-time, big-money Division 1 sports on academe; (8) the growth of non-academic functions; and (9) the importance of leadership in consensual institutions and how leaders are chosen.
Contents
  • Higher education in a free society
  • Formal authority and diffusion of power
  • The academic pecking order and unionization of the academic staff
  • The budgetary challenge and fiscal responsibility
  • The fundraising challenge
  • Other aspects of fundraising
  • Conflicts of interest and division I sports
  • Service functions : a secondary source of threats to the academic mission
  • The university president : the leader's job is critical.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-191) and index.
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