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ERIC Number: ED509991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
Pages: 240
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-6070-9073-2ISBN-978-1-6070-9073-1
Beyond 2020: Envisioning the Future of Universities in America
Darden, Mary Landon
Rowman & Littlefield Education
In a world progressing with dizzying acceleration into the Information Age, the slow, measured approach of the traditional university can place administrator, faculty member, and student alike at a disadvantage. To move into this brave new world, the academic animal needs tools. "Beyond 2020: Envisioning the Future of Universities in America" is that tool. Higher education experts in a host of fields project into the future and paint a clear picture of the future university. Nearly two dozen scholars, including James Duderstadt and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, provide the most detailed road map yet to the perils and promise of the Information Age--as it directly applies to academia. This is a collection of refreshingly frank opinions and observations from forward-thinking experts on the front lines with the best views on how to prepare the healthiest possible institution of tomorrow. It is something akin to an academic prophesy, but grounded in the expertise of a combined several centuries' worth of higher education experience. Contents of this book include: (1) Overview of the University Beyond 2020 with University of Michigan President Emeritus James J. Duderstadt (Mary Landon Darden); (2) The Presidency of the Future University (Stephen Joel Trachtenberg); (3) Significant Continuing and Emerging Issues Facing Tomorrow's University (Claire Van Ummersen, Helen Astin, and William Underwood); (4) Future Legal Issues (Robert C. Cloud); (5) Students of Tomorrow: Allan M. Cartter Professor of Higher Education Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles (Alexander W. Astin); (6) The Evolution of International Higher Education (H. Stephen Gardner and Vivian Bull); (7) Technology Today and Tomorrow (Jay Box); (8) University Libraries of the Future (James G. Neal); (9) Financing the Future of Higher Education (Randy Livingston and H. Stephen Gardner); (10) Advancement in the Future University (Ronald Vanden Dorpel); (11) Continuing Education, Workforce Training, and Lifelong Learning (Andrew L. Meyer); (12) Higher Education Marketing (Karen Fox); (13) The Future Physical Plant (John Carmody); (14) Partnerships of the Future University (Nancy L. Zimpher); and (15) University Governance Beyond 2020 (Larry Gerber and Daniel McGee).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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