ERIC Number: ED519646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
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Reinventing Higher Education: The Promise of Innovation
Wildavsky, Ben, Ed.; Kelly, Andrew P., Ed.; Carey, Kevin, Ed.
Harvard Education Press
The inspiration for this timely book is the pressing need for fresh ideas and innovations in U.S. higher education. At the heart of the volume is the realization that higher education must evolve in fundamental ways if it is to respond to changing professional, economic, and technological circumstances, and if it is to successfully reach and prepare a vast population of students--traditional and nontraditional alike--for success in the coming decades. This collection of provocative articles by leading scholars, writers, innovators, and university administrators examines the current higher education environment and its chronic resistance to change; the rise of for-profit universities; the potential future role of community colleges in a significantly revised higher education realm; and the emergence of online learning as a means to reshape teaching and learning and to reach new consumers of higher education. Combining trenchant critiques of current conditions with thought-provoking analyses of possible reforms and new directions, "Reinventing Higher Education" is an ambitious exploration of possible future directions for revitalized American colleges and universities.
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Higher Education, Online Courses, Educational Innovation, College Environment, Resistance to Change, Community Colleges, Proprietary Schools, Educational Change, Web Based Instruction, Educational Policy
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education