ERIC Number: ED343503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct-10
The New American University. Twelfth David Dodds Henry Lecture.
Rhodes, Frank H. T.
This publication presents the text of a speech by the president of Cornell University on the future of American universities. The speech is preceded by a brief preface describing the origin and history of the David Dodds Henry lecture series, and by the original introduction to the speaker delivered by president Stanley O. Ikenberry of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the time of the lecture. The lecture itself addresses the current crisis of education in the United States with a focus on higher education, its responsibility to students and the nation as a whole as well as the problems which make it difficult to carry out those responsibilities. The lecture proposes a new model of knowledge which would define knowledge as a common quest, an exploration undertaken in partnership with others; and concludes with six challenges to higher education: (1) striking the right balance between local, state, national and international opportunities; (2) establishing limits and priorities; (3) funding for international, land grant universities; (4) the need for new patterns of communication and community; (5) the internationalization of undergraduate education; and (6) the administration and support of international land-grant universities. Following the lecture is the text of a response seminar addressing issues raised in the lecture. A final section lists the titles of all the David Dodds Henry lectures held since the series began. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Chicago.
Note: Speech given at the University of Illinois at Chicago.