ERIC Number: ED501339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Partnerships for Public Purposes: Engaging Higher Education in Societal Challenges of the 21st Century
Wegner, Gregory R.
National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education
This report summarizes the discussion from an invitational roundtable that engaged fifteen leaders in higher education. The essay finds that colleges and universities have become preoccupied with advancing their prestige instead of achieving publicly-defined purposes, and calls for the restoration of a greater sense of public purpose to learning in ways that directly meet the country's educational needs for the 21st century.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Needs, School Role, School Responsibility, Reputation, Social Change, Futures (of Society), Public Policy, Human Capital, Competition, Global Approach, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: Atlantic Philanthropies
Authoring Institution: National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, CA.