ERIC Number: ED463695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The Creation of the Future: The Role of the American University.
Rhodes, Frank H. T.
This book champions a new relevance for the American research university, discussing the status of the research university in the United States today, tracing the historical background, and addresses contemporary challenges to the university system. The chapters are: (1) The Rise of the American University; (2) The American Research University Today; (3) Transforming Professionalism; (4) Restoring Community; (5) Teaching as a Moral Vocation; (6) Undergraduate Education: Recapturing the Curriculum; (7) Professional and Graduate Education; (8) The Cost of Higher Education; (9) Research: A Public Trust; (10) Service as Societal Obligation; (11) Information Technology; (12) Governance and Leadership; and (13) The New University. An appendix contains a Protocol for Partnership. (Contains 146 endnotes.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational History, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Instructional Leadership, Research Universities, Teaching (Occupation)
Cornell University Press, Sage House, 512 East State Street, P.O. Box 250, Ithaca, NY 14851-0250 ($29.95). Tel: 607-277-2211; Fax: 800-688-2877 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.cornellpress.cornell.edu.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
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