ERIC Number: ED445610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Higher Education Culture: Case Studies for a New Century.
Van Patten, James J.
This book explores the various forces affecting the culture of higher education, exploring that environment by examining the feelings, attitudes, and actions of the faculty, staff, and administrators who work in U.S. colleges and universities. Through discussions and numerous case studies the book's seven chapters examine the following issues: (1) "Tips for College Teachers: or Faculty Survival in Organizations under Pressure" (how the pros survive, cultural change); (2) "Challenges and Issues Facing Higher Education" (law, ethics, and professionalism); (3) "Academic Administrators" (governing boards, administrative challenges); (4) "The Professoriate" (research studies); (5) "Affirmative Action: Retrospect and Prospect" (a theory of justice, a reexamination of affirmative action, differing perceptions, impact of the courts, the language of affirmative action, the healing process); (6) "Academic Freedom and Tenure" (autonomy and academic freedom, tenure); (7) "Future Trends and Issues in Higher Education" (student demands, distance learning, demands on faculty, academic freedom and tenure, remedial courses and programs, costs, litigation). Appended are a list of case studies, an author (of case studies) index, and a glossary. (All chapters contain references.) (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Administrator Role, Affirmative Action, Case Studies, College Environment, College Faculty, Court Litigation, Distance Education, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Faculty College Relationship, Higher Education, Institutional Environment, Intellectual Freedom, Moral Values, Organizational Climate, Politics of Education, Remedial Programs, School Culture, Tenure
University Press of America, Inc., 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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