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A brief history of the University of California

Author: Patricia A Pelfrey; Margaret Cheney
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats

This concise book tells the absorbing story of the development of one of the greatest public institutions in the country.


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia A Pelfrey; Margaret Cheney
ISBN: 0520243897 9780520243897 0520243900 9780520243903
OCLC Number: 717245310
Notes: "The original edition of "A Brief History of the University of California" was prepared as of a series of publications marking the University's centennial of 1968. It was written by Margaret Cheney, although her name did not appear on the book. This second edition builds on Ms. Cheney's fine work by expanding some sections of the earlier "Brief History" and bringing the narrative up to 2004". - P. IX.
Description: IX, 130 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments The University of California: What Makes It Unique? Mind before Mines Land and a Charter The University President Gilman The Constitutional Convention of 1878 Early Benefactors Growth for the Twentieth Century President Wheeler The Faculty Revolution Growth of the Campuses The Modern University President Sproul The Loyalty Oath Progress and Problems The Chancellorship The Multiversity Achievements of the 1960s The Master Plan Decentralizing the University Student Unrest The Steady State Planning for Hard Times The Tax Revolt Bakke v. The Regents of the University of California New Intellectual Horizons The Booming 1980s A Pacific Rim State Growth Again Conflicts and Controversies The University under Fire A New President and an Economic Crisis The Debate over Admissions Rankings Research and Economic Growth New Directions for Outreach Tidal Wave II and New Approaches to Admission Achievement versus Aptitude Transitions The University Past and Present University of California Campuses Presidents of the University of California Chief Campus Officers/Chancellors of the University of California Notes Further Reading
Responsibility: revised and expanded by Patricia A. Pelfrey.


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