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Higher Education in Transition

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-12-30
  • Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
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Because in the last few decades higher education has attempted to extend both its reach and scope despite the finite nature of resources at its disposal, the new millennium will mark a time when colleges and universities must clearly delimit and prioritize their goals. This volume is a call to educators, parents, and taxpayers alike to enter into a dialogue about the future directions of higher education that they are willing to support. The role of higher education in a high-tech, interdependent world economy has never been more important than it is today. Yet, never before has its future been so cloudy. Changes in the nature of the student population, tuition increases that consistently outpace the cost of living, increasing conflict between faculty and administration personnel, attacks on tenure, the professionalization of collegiate sports, and political attacks and threats to state funding are all transforming an institution in ways that are, as yet, uncertain at best. This volume reviews the source and impact of change on today's colleges and universities. Leading scholars contribute chapters on specific aspects of collegiate life and the way internal and external forces are changing the scope and function of higher education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
Introduction 1(6)
The American College Student: Three Decades of Change
Alexander W. Astin
The Changing Role of Faculty
Gary Rhoades
Higher Education Spending: Assessing Policy Priorities
Joseph Losco
Brian L. Fife
The Higher Education Policy Arena: The Rise and Fall of a Community
Michael D. Parsons
Past and Future Pressures and Issues of Higher Education: State Perspectives
Cheryl D. Lovell
The Professionalization of College Sports
Richard G. Sheehan
Administering the Modern University
Richard L. Pattenaude
Desegregation and Diversity in Higher Education
Reginald Wilson
Technology in Higher Education: Issues for the New Millennium
Karen Hardy Cardenas
Index 213(8)
About the Editors and Contributors 221

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