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Our higher calling : rebuilding the partnership between America and its colleges and universities

Author: H Holden Thorp; Buck Goldstein
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Americans from all walks of life are losing confidence in American higher education and their numbers are increasing at an alarming rate. Amidst this decline in public support, many American colleges and universities now must confront an unsustainable business model. Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein address these problems head on, articulating the real challenges facing higher education and describing in pragmatic  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H Holden Thorp; Buck Goldstein
ISBN: 9781469646862 1469646862
OCLC Number: 1027735190
Description: 191 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Why American universities are the best in the world --
American universities are challenged as never before --
Strategy is critical, and very difficult --
Students are not customers --
Faculty are not employees --
University leadership: more complicated and more critical than ever --
Academic medicine: the elephant in the room --
Economic development is no longer optional --
The case for both basic research and entrepreneurship --
An education and a job --
Framing the conversation --
Rebuilding the partnership.
Other Titles: Rebuilding the partnership between America and its colleges and universities
Responsibility: Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein.

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Despite efforts to integrate business-oriented thinking and implement new forms of accountability in colleges and universities, Americans from all backgrounds are losing confidence in institutions of  Read more...

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Critics of higher education should read the book in the spirit it was written, that of building bridges and beginning a conversation about the best way forward for higher education.--Jenna A. Read more...

 
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