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Universities in the marketplace : the commercialization of higher education

Author: Derek Curtis Bok
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 2003.
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Is everything in a university for sale if the price is right? In this book, one of America's leading educators cautions that the answer is all too often "yes." Taking the first comprehensive look at the growing commercialization of our academic institutions, Derek Bok probes the efforts on campus to profit financially not only from athletics but increasingly, from education and research as well. He shows how such  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Curtis Bok
ISBN: 0691114129 9780691114125 0691120129 9780691120126
OCLC Number: 50164657
Awards: Winner of Alice L. Beeman Research Award for Outstanding Published Scholarship 2004.
Description: xi, 233 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The roots of commercialization --
Avoiding bias --
Athletics --
Scientific research --
Education --
The benefits and costs of commercialization --
Reforming athletics --
Protecting the integrity of research --
Preserving educational values --
Living up to the rules --
Seizing the moment.
Responsibility: Derek Bok.
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This text investigates the commercialization of higher education and argues that this can only succeed in the short-term, while those universities that uphold academic values will win public trust  Read more...

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