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Two Cheers for Higher Education Why American Universities Are Stronger Than Ever--and How to Meet the Challenges They Face

Author: Steven Brint
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2019.
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A leading expert challenges the prevailing gloomy outlook on higher education with solid evidence of its successesCrushing student debt, rapidly eroding state funding, faculty embroiled in speech controversies, a higher-education market disrupted by online competition-today's headlines suggest that universities' power to advance knowledge and shape American society is rapidly declining. But Steven Brint, a renowned  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Brint
ISBN: 9780691184890 0691184895
OCLC Number: 1124355471
Description: 1 online resource 21 b/w illus., 21 tables
Contents: Frontmatter --
CONTENTS --
1. The Universities Expansion Made --
2. The Academic Professions and American Society --
3. The Rise of Academic Innovationism --
4. College for All --
5. Multiplying Status Locations --
6. The Priorities of Patrons --
7. An Accumulation of Administration --
8. Focus on the Classroom --
9. Other Challenges: Cost, Online Competition, Contentious Speech --
10. The Ends of Knowledge --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
References --
Index
Responsibility: Steven Brint.

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A leading expert challenges the prevailing gloomy outlook on higher education with solid evidence of its successesCrushing student debt, rapidly eroding state funding, faculty embroiled in speech controversies, a higher-education market disrupted by online competition-today's headlines suggest that universities' power to advance knowledge and shape American society is rapidly declining. But Steven Brint, a renowned analyst of academic institutions, has tracked numerous trends demonstrating their vitality. After a recent period that witnessed soaring student enrollment and ample research funding, universities, he argues, are in a better position than ever before.Focusing on the years 1980-2015, Brint details the trajectory of American universities, which was influenced by evolving standards of disciplinary professionalism, market-driven partnerships (especially with scientific and technological innovators outside the academy), and the goal of social inclusion. Conflicts arose: academic entrepreneurs, for example, flouted their campus responsibilities, and departments faced backlash over the hiring of scholars with nontraditional research agendas. Nevertheless, educators' commitments to technological innovation and social diversity prevailed and created a new dynamism.Brint documents these successes along with the challenges that result from rapid change. Today, knowledge-driven industries generate almost half of U.S. GDP, but divisions by educational level split the American political order. Students flock increasingly to fields connected to the power centers of American life and steer away from the liberal arts. And opportunities for economic mobility are expanding even as academic expectations decline.In describing how universities can meet such challenges head on, especially in improving classroom learning, Brint offers not only a clear-eyed perspective on the current state of American higher education but also a pragmatically optimistic vision for the future.

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