ERIC Number: EJ608344
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
Academic Restructuring: Organizational Change and Institutional Imperatives.
Gumport, Patricia J.
Higher Education, v39 n1 p67-91 Jan 2000
Argues that there has been a macro-trend whereby the dominant concept of public higher education has changed from higher education as a social institution to higher education as an industry. Identifies three interrelated mechanisms advancing this process: academic management, academic consumerism, and academic stratification. Argues that wholesale adaptation to market pressures and managerial rationales could undermine traditional values. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A