American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-04-08
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr
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First published in 1998, American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century offers a comprehensive entre#xE9; to the central issues facing American colleges and universities today. This thoroughly revised edition brings the volume up to date on key topics of enduring interest. Placing higher education within its social and political contexts, leading scholars discuss finance, federal and state governance, faculty, students, curriculum, and academic leadership. Contributors also address major changes in higher education, especially the influence and incorporation of the latest technologies and growing concern about the future of the academy in a post--Iraq War setting. No other book covers such wide-ranging issues under the broader theme of higher education's relationship to society. Highly acclaimed and incorporating cutting-edge research, American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century remains the standard reference in the field. Contributors: Philip G. Altbach, Benjamin Baez, Michael N. Bastedo, Robert O. Berdahl, Marjorie A. E. Cook, Melanie E. Corrigan, Judith S. Eaton, Peter D. Eckel, Gustavo E. Fischman, Roger L. Geiger, Sara Goldrick-Rab, Patricia J. Gumport, Fred F. Harcleroad, D. Bruce Johnstone, Adrianna Kezar, Jacqueline E. King, Aimes C. McGuinness Jr., Amy Scott Metcalfe, Michael Mumper, Michael A. Olivas, Robert M. O'Neil, Gary Rhoades, Frank A. Schmidtlein, Sheila Slaughter, Daryl G. Smith, John Willinsky Praise for the second edition of American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Contexts of American Higher Educationp. 1
The Setting
Patterns of Higher Education Developmentp. 15
The Ten Generations of American Higher Educationp. 37
Autonomy and Accountability: Who Controls Academe?p. 69
Academic Freedom: Past, Present, and Futurep. 88
External Forces
The Federal Government and Higher Educationp. 113
The States and Higher Educationp. 139
The Legal Environment: The Implementation of Legal Change on Campusp. 170
The Hidden Hand: External Constituencies and Their Impactp. 195
The Academic Community
Harsh Realities: The Professoriate in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 227
College Students in Changing Contextsp. 254
Presidents Leading: The Dynamics and Complexities of Campus Leadershipp. 279
Central Issues for the Twenty-First Century
Financing Higher Education: Who Should Pay?p. 315
The Digital Technologies of Learning and Researchp. 341
Graduate Education and Research: Interdependence and Strainp. 365
Curriculum in Higher Education: The Organizational Dynamics of Academic Reformp. 409
Markets in Higher Education: Trends in Academic Capitalismp. 433
The Diversity Imperative: Moving to the Next Generationp. 465
Contributorsp. 491
Indexp. 497
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