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Academia's Golden Age : Universities in Massachusetts, 1945-1970.

Author: Richard M Freeland
Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, 1992.
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This book examines the evolution of American universities during the years following World War II. Emphasizing the importance of change at the campus level, the book combines a general consideration of national trends with a close study of eight diverse universities in Massachusetts. Theeight are Harvard, M.I.T., Tufts, Brandeis, Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern and the University of Massachusetts.  Read more...
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Freeland, Richard M.
Academia's Golden Age : Universities in Massachusetts, 1945-1970.
Cary : Oxford University Press, ©1992
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard M Freeland
ISBN: 9780195363722 0195363728
OCLC Number: 936848647
Description: 1 online resource (545 pages)
Contents: Introduction; PART ONE: CONTEXTS; 1. Academic Development and Social Change: Higher Education in Massachusetts before 1945; Prologue: Three Centuries of College Building, 1636-1929; Historical Dynamics of Academic Change; The Long Pause, 1929-1945: University Development in Depression and War; 2. The World Transformed: A Golden Age for American Universities, 1945-1970; Academic Ideas and Developmental Opportunities in the Postwar Years; The Three Revolutions: Enrollments, Finances, and Faculty; Disarray and Reassessment: A Second Debate on Academic Values; PART TWO: INSTITUTIONS. 3. Emergence of the Modern Research University: Harvard and M.I.T., 1945-1970From Depression to Prosperity: The Early Postwar Years; Consolidating the New Focus: Research and Graduate Education; The Economics of Academic Progress; Undergraduate Education in the Research University; Organizational Dimensions of Academic Change; The Old Order Changes; 4. Evolution of the College-centered University: Tufts and Brandeis, 1945-1970; The Postwar Years at Tufts; The Founding of Brandeis; Institutional Mobility in the Early Golden Age; The 1960s at Tufts; The 1960s at Brandeis. Organization, Leadership, and Institutional ChangeDilemmas of the College-centered University; 5. Transformation of the Urban University: Boston University, Boston College, and Northeastern, 1945-1972; Postwar Boom: Veterans, Growth, and Capital Accumulation; Shifting Emphasis in the 1950s; The ' 'Bonanza Years'' at Boston College; The ""Blooming"" at Northeastern; The 1960s at Boston University; Institutional Mobility and Organizational Form; The Irony of the Urban University; The Good Times End; 6. From State College to University System: The University of Massachusetts, 1945-1973. The Early Postwar YearsUMass in the 1950s; UMass in the 1960s; Academic Organization and Political Systems; From Rapid Growth to Steady State; PART THREE: PATTERNS; 7. The Institutional Complex and Academic Adaptation, 1945-1980; The Institutional Complex in Action: 1945-1970; Adaptations of the 1970s; The Institutional Complex and the Reform Agenda; Abbreviations; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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This book examines the evolution of American universities during the years following World War II. Emphasizing the importance of change at the campus level, the book combines a general consideration of national trends with a close study of eight diverse universities in Massachusetts. Theeight are Harvard, M.I.T., Tufts, Brandeis, Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern and the University of Massachusetts. Broad analytic chapters examine major developments like expansion, the rise of graduate education and research, the professionalization of the faculty, and the decline ofgeneral ed.

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