ERIC Number: EJ851133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Mar
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Advancing Universities: The Global City as Guide for Change
Frost, Susan; Chopp, Rebecca; Pozorski, Aimee L.
Tertiary Education and Management, v10 n1 p73-86 Mar 2004
The paper considers the past development of the research university in the United States and argues that one way to guide future change is to embrace a new cultural model. Using Emory University as a case study, along with the more general perspectives offered through a close study of eleven other private US universities and data assimilated from members of the Association of American Universities (AAU), we propose that the development of universities resembles the evolution of some cities from village, to metropolis, to global city. The global city model, characterised by flexible systems and an open culture, could benefit many universities. In describing the next phases of change,our essay discusses these characteristics as they have emerged in some of today's evolving universities.
Descriptors: Research Universities, Educational Change, Case Studies, Educational History, Global Approach, Models, Institutional Characteristics, Higher Education, Educational Environment, Educational Trends, Municipalities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Georgia