A New Agenda for Higher Education Shaping a Life of the Mind for Practice

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-04-04
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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In A New Agenda for Higher Education, the authors endorse higher education's utility for enhancing the practical as well as intellectual dimensions of life by developing a third, different conception of educational purpose. Based on The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching seminar that brought together educators from six professional fields with faculty from the liberal arts and sciences, A New Agenda for Higher Education proposes an educational aim of 'œpractical reason,' focusing on the interdependence of liberal education and professional training.

Author Biography

Matthew S. Rosin is currently a senior research associate at EdSource, an independent and impartial educational policy research agency that clarifies K-12 policy issues in California.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvii
About the Authorsp. xxix
Introductionp. 1
Partners in the Field: Part Onep. 25
Partners in the Field: Part Twop. 46
A Narrative of the Seminarp. 73
Practical Reason as an Educational Agendap. 93
Conclusion: Taking Formative Actionp. 127
Partner Syllabip. 145
Hessel Bouma III, "Human Biology," Calvin College
Elliot N. Dorff, "Issues in Jewish Ethics," American Jewish University
Gary Lee Downey and Juan Lucena, "Engineering Cultures," Virginia Tech and Colorado School of Mines
Daisy Hurst Floyd, "Advanced Legal Ethics: Finding Joy and Satisfaction in Legal Life," Mercer University School of Law
Allen S. Hammond IV, "Contracts," Santa Clara University School of Law
Robert McGinn, "Ethical Issues in Engineering," Stanford University
Timothy Murphy and Michele Oberman, Selected Cases from "Ethics and Law," University of Illinois College of Medicine
William C. Spohn, "Scripture and the Moral Life," Santa Clara University
Barbara S. Stengel, "Foundations of Modern Education," Millersville University
Seminar Assignmentsp. 215
Assignment for Session One, September 2002
Assignment for Session Two, January 2003
Syllabus Narrative Writing Assignment, Summer 2003
Assignment for Session Three, November 2003
Follow-Up Reflection Questions, January 2004
Referencesp. 229
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