ERIC Number: ED158624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Past, Present and Future of American Higher Education.
Schaubhut, Judyth L., Ed.
Three conference papers on American higher education are presented. The first article, "The College in American Education," by Henry Steele Commager, examines the history of American higher education, identifies its major characteristics and how things are changing, and suggests some agenda items for the future. The second article, "Monopoly, Diversity, and Opportunity," by John R. Silber, addresses the lack of planning and over supply of higher educational institutions and the monopolization by state schools, higher income levels of college faculty, faculty unionization, democratic society and elitism, and the need for moral instruction. The third article, "Universities and the State: Securing Responsive and Responsible Academic Freedom," by Sir Frederick Dainton, discusses institutional academic freedom and surveys the mechanisms by which the British University system has addressed this problem. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Access to Education, Change Agents, College Faculty, College Role, Conference Reports, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Planning, Educational Responsibility, Educational Supply, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, History, Private Colleges, State Colleges
Society for College and University Planning, P.O. Box 3394, Halifax Smith, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 3J1
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Society for Coll. and Univ. Planning, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Great Britain
Note: A series of lectures delivered at the 11th Annual Conference of the Society for College and University Planning (Washington, D.C., July 21-24, 1976)