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The pursuit of knowledge : speeches and papers of Richard C. Atkinson

Author: Richard C Atkinson; Patricia A Pelfrey
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
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Reveals the innovative approaches that deliberately shaped UC's role in the changing California. This title tells the story of the national controversy over the SAT and Atkinson's successful challenge to the dominance of the 75 year old college entrance examination. It highlights other issues with national significance.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Atkinson, Richard C.
Pursuit of knowledge.
Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007
(DLC) 2006025557
(OCoLC)70866983
Named Person: Richard C Atkinson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Atkinson; Patricia A Pelfrey
ISBN: 9780520933941 052093394X 9781429478106 1429478101
OCLC Number: 145732312
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 210 p.) : ill.
Contents: A brief history of the Atkinson presidency --
Seventeenth president --
Remarks on receiving the University of Chicago alumni medal --
The golden fleece, science education, and U.S. science policy --
Remarks on appointment as president of the University of California --
The University of California --
The future of the University of California --
The role of the president of the university --
Robert Gordon Sproul --
Tradition at the University of California --
Diversity: not there yet --
The research university and its responsibilities --
The numbers game and graduate education --
Opportunities for Chinese and American universities in the knowledge-based economy --
The globalization of the university --
Academic freedom and the research university --
A new world of scholarly communication --
Achievement versus aptitude --
Standardized tests and access to American Universities --
The California crucible --
Statement on the vote by the College Board Trustees to revise the SAT I --
College admissions and the SAT: a personal perspective --
Farewell remarks to the Board of Regents --
Regents' resolution in honor of Richard C. Atkinson.
Responsibility: Patricia A. Pelfrey, editor ; with a foreword by David S. Saxon.

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Reveals the innovative approaches that deliberately shaped UC's role in the changing California. This title tells the story of the national controversy over the SAT and Atkinson's successful challenge to the dominance of the 75 year old college entrance examination. It highlights other issues with national significance.

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