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The Uses of the University

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780674005327

ISBN10:
0674005325
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/2/2001
Publisher(s):
Harvard Univ Pr

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Summary

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.

Table of Contents

Preface, 2001: A New Century for Higher Education vii
Preface, 1963 xi
The Idea of a Multiversity
1(34)
The Realities of the Federal Grant University
35(29)
The Future of the City of Intellect
64(32)
Reconsiderations after the Revolts of the 1960's
96(18)
Attempted Reforms That Failed
114(27)
Commentaries on the Golden Age of the Research University
141(23)
A New Age? From Increasing Federal Riches to Increasing State Poverty
164(20)
Hard Choices
184(14)
The ``City of Intellect'' in a Century for the Foxes?
198(33)
Notes 231(22)
Index 253


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