ERIC Number: ED353876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-17
Reference Count: N/A
Beyond Conservation and Liberation: The Education of Our Aspirations. Thirteenth David Dodds Henry Lecture.
Wilson, Linda S.
This booklet presents the text of a lecture by Linda S. Wilson, president of Radcliffe College (Cambridge, Massachusetts) on the role of higher education as well as the responses, questions and discussion that followed. The lecture is preceded by a preface and an introduction by Morton W. Weir, chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). In discussing the future of higher education during what she characterizes as a period of change, President Wilson argues against using a liberal-conservative continuum to think about higher education. Instead, she suggests that in order for higher education to successfully achieve what society aspires for it, higher education must (1) engage the full range of individuals' talents more completely, (2) "ignite the flame of confidence in ourselves and in higher education itself", and (3) give the public the capacity for thoughtful change. The lecture then looks at five key topics: access to higher education, strategies to inspire achievement and integrity, realignment of talents and tasks, improvement through new knowledge and technologies, and strategies to cope with the explosion of knowledge. The balance of the booklet presents three responses by administrators and scholars from UIUC and questions from the audience with their responses. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana.