ERIC Number: ED295517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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New Priorities for the University. Meeting Society's Needs for Applied Knowledge and Competent Individuals. The Jossey-Bass Higher Education Series.
Lynton, Ernest A.; Elman, Sandra E.
Ways that the university must shift its priorities to serve society in the information age are discussed. The book shows that the prevalent emphasis on the quest for new ideas and knowledge is too narrow, that existing knowledge must be interpreted and applied in the real world, and that universities must focus on preparing individuals to apply knowledge both on the job and as private citizens. The book is divided in three parts. Topics covered in part 1, Rethinking Scholarship and Service for a Knowledge Society, include: broadening the scholarly responsibilities of the university; making research and professional knowledge accessible; and mobilizing internally for outreach. Part 2, Meeting the Educational Needs of a Knowledge Society, discusses the following: educating for competence in work and life; developing competence through career and professional programs; adapting programs to new students and attendance patterns; strengthening the university's place in a diverse educational environment; and maximizing the educational potential of technology. Part 3, Preparing the Faculty to Meet New Challenges, covers: expanding faculty roles and obligations; and evaluating and rewarding new professional activities. Suggestions for providing leadership for the new university are given in an epilogue. Contains 170 references. (LB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Role, Educational Responsibility, Higher Education, Information Technology, Institutional Mission, Interdisciplinary Approach, Labor Force Development, Leadership, Relevance (Education), Research Utilization, School Community Relationship, Social Responsibility, Teacher Role, Technological Advancement
Jossey-Bass Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Books; Information Analyses
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