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The creation of the future : the role of the American university

Author: Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes
Publisher: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Is the university a dinosaur: huge, lumbering, endearing in its own way, yet unsuited to today's world? Is it a thing of the past, unnecessary in an age of the Internet and on-line learning? In a book likely to provoke people who are loyal to the ideal of the university as well as those who foresee its demise, Frank H.T. Rhodes acknowledges that the university is an imperfect institution but argues that it plays an
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Harold Trevor Rhodes
ISBN: 080143937X 9780801439377
OCLC Number: 46732378
Description: xv, 265 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The rise of the American university --
The American research university today --
Transforming professionalism --
Restoring community --
Teaching as a moral vocation --
Undergraduate education : recapturing the curriculum --
Professional and graduate education --
The cost of higher education --
Research : a public trust --
Service as a societal obligation : from farms to corporate America to inner cities --
Information technology --
Governance and leadership --
The new university.
Responsibility: Frank H.T. Rhodes.

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