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ERIC Number: EJ775937
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0271-0560
A Delicate Dance
Tomlinson-Keasey, Carol
New Directions for Higher Education, n139 p13-26 Fall 2007
This chapter chronicles the emergence of a research university, beginning when the university was just a twinkle in some eyes and noting the obstacles that had to be surmounted to arrive at opening day. After outlining the complexities that faced administrators in building a new research university, the author focuses on the political and environmental issues that tenth campus planners had to overcome. The major challenges came from the political arena: garnering support for a less populated but fast-growing area of California, riding the state's budgetary roller-coaster, negotiating with regulatory agencies whose mandates often force them to look at the trees while ignoring the forest, and building a base of support within the layers of complexity that surround a new venture in California. The chapter concludes with a survey of the academic underpinnings for creating the first new American research university of the twenty-first century. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California