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Universities : the recovery of an idea

Author: Gordon Graham
Publisher: Thorverton [England] ; Charlottesville, VA : Imprint Academic, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Graham, Gordon, 1949 July 15-
Universities.
Thorverton [England] ; Charlottesville, VA : Imprint Academic, ©2002
(OCoLC)606757457
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Graham
ISBN: 0907845371 9780907845379
OCLC Number: 50056375
Description: vi, 126, [1] pages ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. A very short history of universities in Britain --
The Medieval University --
The Modern University --
Polytechnics --
Universities and the State --
The public image of the university --
2. Explaining the value of university education --
Training versus education --
The useful and the valuable --
Transferable skills --
Usefulness --
Wealth creation --
Utilitarian suppositions --
The needs of society --
3. University education --
Students and pupils --
Education versus instruction --
Liberal versus technical --
The professional and the technical --
Education and the language of commerce --
The student as customer --
Student course evaluation --
Modularization --
Academic audit --
Teaching quality assessment and its successors --
4. University research --
Pure and applied science --
Knowledge for its own sake --
The value of knowledge --
Knowledge and understanding --
The value of understanding --
The useful and the enriching --
Research assessment --
The language of production --
Research proposals --
5. University management --
Collegiality --
Institutions versus organizations --
Administration versus management --
The corporate image --
Workers and bosses --
6. Financing the system --
Universal access --
Education as a right --
The rights of the taxpayer --
Public benefit and public expenditure --
Objections to fees --
Value for money --
7. Recovering the idea --
University: name or conception? --
The idea of a university and its social role.
Responsibility: Gordon Graham.
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