Toward A More Perfect University

Toward A More Perfect University

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Baker & Taylor
A Columbia professor and leading higher education academic researcher identifies key vulnerabilities threatening the future of universities, making recommendations for how successful colleges can preserve their intellectual relevance, economic viability and social mission. 20,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
A renowned academic leader identifies the ways America's great universities should evolve in the decades ahead to maintain their global preeminence and enhance their intellectual stature and social mission as higher education confronts the twenty-first-century developments in technology, humanities, culture, and economics.

Jonathan R. Cole, former provost and current University Professor at Columbia University, addresses some of the biggest challenges facing the modern American university:
• developing effective admission policies,
• creating the most meaningful examinations,
• dealing with rising costs,
• making undergraduate education central to the university's mission,
• exploring the role of the humanities,
• facilitating new discoveries and innovation,
• determining the place for professional schools,
• developing the research campuses of the future,
• assessing the role of sports,
• designing leadership and governance,
• and combating intellectual and legal threats to academic freedom.


Baker
& Taylor

Makes recommendations for how American colleges and universities can preserve their intellectual relevance, economic viability, and social mission.
"A renowned academic leader identifies the ways America's great universities should evolve in the decades ahead to maintain their global preeminence and enhance their intellectual stature and social mission as higher education confronts the twenty-first-century developments in technology, humanities, culture, and economics"--
"Jonathan R. Cole, former provost and current University Professor at Columbia University, addresses some of the biggest challenges facing the modern American university: developing effective admission policies; creating the most meaningful examinations;dealing with rising costs; making undergraduate education central to the university's mission; exploring the role of the humanities; facilitating new discoveries and innovation; determining the place for professional schools; developing the research campuses of the future; assessing the role of sports; designing leadership and governance; and combating intellectual and legal threats to academic freedom"--

Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, 2016
ISBN: 9781610392655
1610392655
Branch Call Number: 378.73 C675t
Characteristics: 14, 409 pages ; 25 cm

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