ERIC Number: ED380020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Choices & Responsibilty: Shaping Emory's Future. A Report from the Provost.
Frye, Billy E.; And Others
This booklet reviews five key issues confronting Emory University (Georgia) as it selects a direction for its future institutional evolution and leadership responsibilities. Following a brief look at the current crisis in American higher education brought on by economic, social, and global changes, five brief essays address the following issues: (1) the balance between teaching and research; (2) building a stronger community; (3) encouraging interdisciplinary scholarship; (4) keeping pace with infrastructure needs; and (5) assessing Emory's external relationships. Important themes running through these issues are noted, including commitment to the intellectual community, renewed sense of moral purpose and public responsibility, recognition of strength in collaboration, and greater balance in faculty work with personal goals and university civic responsibility. The booklet describes planned events for continued discussion of the institution's future and solicits comments. The booklet then presents an essay, "Contemporary Challenges Faced by the Research University: An Ontogenetic Perspective," which examines fiscal and philosophical challenges creating instability in higher education. Presented next is a paper by Susan Frost and Harriet King titled "1993-1994: A Year of Reflection," which reviews surveys, retreats, and a symposium conducted among faculty and administration to reflect on the university's future directions. The brochure closes with an open letter addressed to the Emory community by the academic deans. (JB)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, College Role, Educational Facilities, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Long Range Planning, Organizational Objectives, Research Universities, School Community Relationship, School Responsibility, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA.