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ERIC Number: EJ951389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Will Universities Rediscover Their Core Mission as They Shrink?
Kissel, Adam
Academic Questions, v24 n4 p429-437 Dec 2011
If one intends to speculate about the effects of the bursting of the higher education bubble, one can gain some insight by examining universities that are already shrinking. The University of California (UC) system's state appropriation, for example, has decreased by almost a billion dollars since 2007-2008. In this article, the author talks about the higher education bubble by examining several institutions with widely varying missions that are already contracting. He looks at the mission statements of some universities to find out if student choice is fundamental to an academic "core," or if something else is at the heart of the mission of the modern or postmodern university. (Contains 27 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California