ERIC Number: ED037156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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The American University: Some Dilemmas and Alternatives.
Harris, John W., Ed.
This monograph contains four papers. The first: "The University: A Secular Church?" by John W. Harris argues that there is a real need to apply general educational theory and research to the operations of the American university, and that education that really engages the student in thinking about the issues of human existence cannot ignore religious considerations. The second paper: "The Scholar as Teacher" by Thomas E. McCollough discusses the role of the humanities in the curriculum and considers how the university, as well as the individual instructor, can balance the need for patience and detachment with the urgency that the young feel for direct answers. The third paper: "A Comprehensive Health Service for an Academic Community" by John R. Curtis discusses the efforts at the University of Georgia to implement a community health program that integrates physical and mental health services. The fourth paper: "Lest the Salt Lose its Savor" by James S. Ferguson comments on the first two and discusses the administrative aspects of liberal education. (AF)
Descriptors: General Education, Health Services, Higher Education, Humanities, Institutional Role, Relevance (Education), Social Responsibility
The Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.