ERIC Number: EJ876239
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
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Creating Adaptable Universities
Spanier, Graham B.
Innovative Higher Education, v35 n2 p91-99 Apr 2010
Shifting demographics, rising costs of operations, a changing competitive landscape, reductions in state appropriations, pressures for accountability, and a widespread economic decline characterize the environment in which today's colleges and universities operate. This article examines some of the current responses to these challenges and outlines opportunities for advancing the mission of higher education in the 21st century. The topics covered include student centeredness, interdisciplinary research, access and affordability, technology, globalizing our universities, and service.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economics, Universities, Accountability, Colleges, Educational Opportunities, Institutional Mission, Global Approach, Technology, Paying for College, Negative Attitudes, Self Concept
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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