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American higher education transformed, 1940-2005 : documenting the national discourse

Author: Wilson Smith; Thomas Bender
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
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"American Higher Education: A Documentary History presents one hundred and seventy-two key edited documents that record the transformation of higher education over the past sixty years." "The volume includes such seminal documents as Vannevar Bush's 1945 report to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Science, the Endless Frontier; the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Brown v. Board of Education and Sweezy v. New  Read more...
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American higher education transformed, 1940-2005.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007006284
(OCoLC)84903405
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wilson Smith; Thomas Bender
ISBN: 9780801895852 0801895855
OCLC Number: 966244101
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 521 pages .)
Contents: Part I. The Terrain --
Introduction --
The Harvard Report on General Education --
Harvard Committee General Education in a Free Society --
Science --
Science the Endless Frontier / Vannevar Bush --
Introduction to Science the Endless Frontier / Alan T. Waterman --
The Academic Scientist 1940-1960 / Bentley Glass --
Limiting Science / David Baltimore --
Faith and Modernity --
God and Man at Yale / William F. Buckley Jr. --
American Catholics and the Intellectual Life / John Tracy Ellis --
The Newman Report --
Report on Higher Education / Frank Newman [and others] --
The Humanities --
The Last Decade / Lionel Trilling --
The Social Meaning of the Humanities / Joseph Duffey --
Change in the Humanities / Alvin Kernan --
The Multiversity --
The Uses of the University / Clark Kerr --
The Idea of the University / Robert Paul Wolff --
Connecting --
Convocation Address / John William Ward --
Community of Learning / Francis Oakley --
Primacy of American Higher Education --
Our Universities are the World's Best / Henry Rosovsky --
Pursuing the Endless Frontier / Charles M. Vest --
Horizons --
The New Production of Knowledge / Michael Gibbons [and others] --
The University in Ruins / Bill Readings --
Inc. / The University of Phoenix --
Higher Ed Inc. / Richard S. Ruch --
Liberal Arts for All / William Durden --
Medicine and Education : Can We Live Forever? / Sander Gilman --
Part II. Expanding and Reshaping --
Introduction --
Truman Commission Report --
The Challenge of Expansion / Higher Education for American Democracy --
Just Ahead : Berkeley's Greatest Permanent Growth / Clark Kerr --
Education for All is Education for None / Douglas Bush --
Excellence : Can We Be Equal and Excellent Too? / John W. Gardner --
The Origin of Admissions Testing --
My Several Lives / James B. Conant --
California's Master Plan --
A Master Plan for Higher Education in California --
Community Colleges --
Community Colleges / W.B. Devall --
Stewards of Opportunity / Patrick M. Callan --
Redefining 'Open Access' / George Vaughan --
Diversification of Higher Education : Women --
Women Scientists / Margaret Rossiter --
Women in the American University / Aurelia Henry Reinhardt --
Preface in Toward a Balanced Curriculum / Alice Emerson --
Women's Place / Jill Ker Conway --
Women Drop Back in / Jean W. Campbell --
Princeton's Women / Adele F. Simmons --
Diversification of Higher Education : African Americans --
Three Years in Mississippi / James Meredith --
The Negro College and its Community / Patricia Roberts Harris --
The Black College : Its Struggle for Survival and Success / Hugh Gloster --
Afro-American Studies : A Report to the Ford Foundation / Nathan Huggins --
The Shape of the River / William G. Bowen and Derek Bok --
Diversification of Higher Education : Latino Americans --
El Plan de Santa Barbara : A Chicano Plan for Higher Education --
Meritocracy (Un)challenged / Gloria Cudraz --
The Challenges Facing Spanish Departments / Ilan Stavans --
Open Admissions --
Open Admissions / Jerome Karabel --
City on a Hill / James Traub --
CUNY : An Institution Adrift / Benno C. Schmidt --
Lifelong Learning --
Lifelong Learning / John Sawhill --
The Soul of the University --
The Soul of the University / Arthur Levine --
Part III. Liberal Arts --
Introduction --
Retrospect and Prospect --
Curricular Reform in Historical Perspective / Hugh Hawkins --
Possibilities for Remaking Liberal Education / Stanley N. Katz --
The Humanities in Wartime --
The Humanities and Defense / George Boas --
Revising Curricula --
The Reforming of General Education / Daniel Bell --
Harvard Curriculum Report --
List of Great Books / St. John's College --
Proposals to Change the Program at Stanford University --
The Mind of the University --
The Closing of the American Mind / Allan Bloom --
Review of The Closing of the American Mind / Sidney Hook --
The Opening of the American Mind / Lawrence Levine --
Teaching the Connection --
Saving 'Dover Beach' / Gerald Graff --
The Quiet Revolution / Arthur Levine and Jeanette Cureton --
Only Connect ... / William Cronon --
The Arts and Sciences in Decline --
The Flight from the Arts and Sciences / Sarah H. Turner and William G. Bowen --
Part IV. Graduate Studies --
Introduction --
Graduate surveys and prospects --
Graduate Education in the United States / Bernard Berelson --
The Supply of and Demand for College Teachers / Allan M. Cartter --
The Cartter Report on Quality / Horace W. Magoun --
Prospect for Faculty in the Arts and Sciences / William Bowen and Julie Ann Sosa --
Decline in Doctorates Earned by Black and White Men Persists / Denise K. Magner --
Improving the Status of Academic Women --
AHA Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession (the Rose Report) --
Consequences of Democratization --
Democratization and Decline? / Lynn Hunt --
Rethinking the Ph. D. --
How to Make a Ph. D. Matter / Louis Menand --
Six Proposals to Revive the Humanities / Robert Weisbuch --
AAU Report on Graduate Education --
Future Faculty --
Preparing Future Faculty for Future Universities / James Duderstadt --
Part V. Disciplines and Interdiscplinarity --
Introduction --
The Work of Disciplines --
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions / Thomas Kuhn --
How Experiments End / Peter Galison --
The New Rigorism in the 1940s and 1950s / Carl E. Schorske --
The Disciplines and the Identity Debates / David A. Hollinger --
Area Studies --
Area Studies in American Universities / William Nelson Fenton --
Black Studies --
Reflections on Structure and Content in Black Studies / Martin Kilson --
We Need New and Critical Study of Race and Ethnicity / Manning Marable --
Women's Studies --
The Women's Studies Program : Yale University / Nancy F. Cott --
Myths of Coeducation / Florence Howe --
Feminist Scholarship / Ellen Dubois [and others] --
Lynn v. Regents of the University of California --
Interdisciplinarity --
SSRC Negotiating a Passage Between Disciplinary Boundaries --
A New Alliance for Science Curriculum / Marian Cleeves Diamond --
Academic Instincts / Margery Garber. Part VI. Academic Profession --
Introduction --
The Intellectual Migration --
Illustrious Immigrants / Laura Fermi --
At Work in the Academy --
The Historian and His Day / Jack Hexter --
Reflections of a Working Scientist / Steven Weinberg --
Tales from the Underground / David W. Wolfe [on Carl Woese] --
Taking Women Students Seriously / Adrienne Rich --
The Politics of Mind / Carolyn Heilbrun --
Becoming Gentlemen / Lani Guinier --
Working in Universities/Working in Business --
Academia's Equality Myth / Judith Glazer-Raymo --
The Economics of Academic Tenure / Michael McPherson and Gordon Winston --
Who is Teaching in U.S. College Classrooms? ; Breakthrough for Part-Timers / American Historical Association --
Breaking the Mold / Lotte Bailyn --
Teachers as Labor and Management --
NLRB v. Yeshiva University --
National Labor Relations Board / Brown University --
Protocols and Ethics --
The Academic Ethic / Edward Shils --
Academic Duty / Donald Kennedy --
Effective Committee Service / Neil Smelser --
Scholarship Reconsidered / Ernest Boyer --
Small Worlds, Different Worlds / Burton R. Clark --
Restoring Sanity to an Academic World Gone Mad / James F. Carlin --
Part VII. Conflicts on and Beyond Campus --
Introduction --
What Should the University Do? --
The Port Huron Statement / Students for a Democratic Society --
The Other Night at Columbia / Diana Trilling --
Campus Free Speech --
Goldberg v. Regents of the University of California --
A Learning Community --
The Community of Scholars / Paul Goodman --
Education at Berkeley / Charles Muscatine --
The Uncertain Future of the Multiversity / Mario Savio --
The Franklin Affair --
Who Should Run the Universities / John Howard and H. Bruce Franklin --
Back Where You Came From / H. Bruce Franklin --
Franklin v. Leland Stanford University --
Academic Duty / Donald Kennedy --
Inquiries --
Crisis at Columbia / Archibald Cox [and others] --
Report of the President's Commission on Campus Unrest / William Scranton [and others] --
Academic Commitment in Crisis Times --
Remembering Berkeley / Sheldon Wolin --
Intelligence the University and Society / Kenneth Bancroft Clark --
Commencement Address / Richard Hofstadter --
On the Relevance of Paideia / William Bouwsma --
Six New Threats to the Academy / John Bunzel --
Part VIII. Government, Foundations, Corporations --
Introduction --
Government --
The Serviceman's Readjustment Act Public Law (The GI Bill of Rights) --
The Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Hays-Fulbright Act) --
American Council on Education Sponsored Research --
The National Defense Education Act --
Harvard and the Federal Government / Daniel S. Cheever --
The Effects of Federal Programs on Higher Education / Harold Orlans --
Project Camelot / Robert A. Nisbet --
The Scientific Establishment / Don K. Price --
SLAC and Big Science / W.K.H. Panovsky --
Text of President Bush's Speech / George W. Bush --
Foundations --
U.S. Philanthropic Foundations / Warren Weaver --
1949, 1953, 1999 Reports / The Ford Foundation --
Corporations --
The Kept University / Eyal Press and Jennifer Washburn --
External Review of the Collaborative Research Agreement / Lawrence Busch [and others] --
Part IX. The Courts and Equal Educational Opportunity --
Introduction --
Toward Racial Equality --
Sweatt v. Painter --
McLaurin v. Oklahoma --
Brown v. Board of Education --
Affirmative Action --
University of California Regents v. Bakke --
Gratz v. Bollinger 539 U.S. 244, and Grutter v. Bollinger 539 U.S. 306 --
Affirmative Action Attacked --
My Fight against Race Preferences / Ward Connerly --
Part X. Academic Freedom --
Introduction --
Setting the Standard --
AAUP Statement of Principles --
Education in a Divided World / James Bryant Conant --
Freedom at Harvard / Grenville Clark --
UC Loyalty Oath : Tolman v. Underhill --
Voices of the Supreme Court --
Adler v. Board of Education --
Wieman v. Updegraff --
Sweezy v. New Hampshire --
Barenblatt v. United States --
Keyishian v. Board of Regents --
Voices from Professors --
The 12th Alexander Meiklejohn Award / Theodore Hesburgh --
On Two Definitions of Academic Freedom / Walter Metzger --
Part XI. Rights of Students --
Introduction --
Directed by the Court and the Congress --
Dixon v. Alabama State Board of Education --
Healy v. James --
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Buckley Amendment --
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System v. Southworth --
Part XII. Academic Administration --
Introduction --
Management --
The Management of the University / Samuel Paul Capen --
Leadership and Ambiguity / Michael D. Cohen and James G. Marsh --
The Many Lives of Academic Presidents / Clark Kerr and Marian L. Gade --
Presidents Consider their Jobs --
True North : A Memoir / Jill K. Conway --
Beyond the Ivory Tower ; Universities and the Future of America / Derek Bok --
Academic Duty / Donald Kennedy --
Lessons from the Presidential Trenches / Richard D. Breslin --
A College President Rediscovers Teaching / David Porter --
Where are College Presidents' Voices on Important Public Issues / Theodore Hesburgh --
Ruth Simmons Comes to Smith College --
Comment / Leo O'Donovan and Nannerl Keohane --
Greatness Retold --
On the History of Giants / Hanna Gray.
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