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Danforth, Scot – History of Education Quarterly, 2018
Historical analyses of 1960s university campus activism have focused on activities related to the civil rights movement, Free Speech Movement, and opposition to the Vietnam War. This study supplements the historiography of civil disobedience and political activity on college campuses during that tumultuous era with an account of the initiation of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Activism, Civil Rights, Freedom of Speech
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Solberg, Winton U. – History of Education Quarterly, 2009
In 1911 Jean Baptiste Beck, a scholar of international reputation, was appointed to a three-year term on the faculty of the University of Illinois. His personal eccentricities conditioned his adjustment to the community. In 1912 he married the daughter of a University professor, and as a result Edmund J. James, president of the University of…
Descriptors: Educational History, Archives, Foreign Countries, Reputation
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Bower, Kevin P. – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
Higher education scholars are familiar with the close relationship between American higher education and the federal government after World War II. The G.I. Bill and Cold War concerns for maintaining the nation's technological advantage made the federal government the major benefactor of postsecondary growth. The seismic shifts of that era,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Government, Student Financial Aid, Federal Aid
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Nidiffer, Jana; Cain, Timothy Reese – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
In this essay, the authors examine an important first generation of university vice presidents and the structural, political, and psychological factors that led to their appointments and subsequently shaped their tenures in office. They explore in detail three particular, albeit overlapping, modes of vice presidential service, the variety of…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Presidents, Politics of Education, Tenure
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McArthur, Benjamin – History of Education Quarterly, 1990
Describes how Robert M. Hutchins became the president of the University of Chicago while still in his early 30s. Points out that Hutchins subsequently became a leader in educational reform. Observes how the conflict between tradition and change manifests itself when new leadership is chosen, stating this offers an opportunity to define the…
Descriptors: Administrator Qualifications, College Administration, College Presidents, Educational Change
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Brennan, Robert Thomas – History of Education Quarterly, 1988
Surveys the history and curricular changes of Amherst College from its founding in 1821 through the administration of Alexander Meiklejohn in 1912. Assesses Meiklejohn's impact upon the development of Amherst as a liberal arts college, and analyses the events surrounding his dismissal. (SLM)
Descriptors: College Administration, College Curriculum, College Faculty, Curriculum Development
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Marshall, Byron K. – History of Education Quarterly, 1977
Describes administrative problems in Japanese universities from 1870 to 1977. The universities of Kyoto and Tokyo serve as case studies of the power struggle among students, faculty, and the government. Major problems include lack of academic freedom, faculty hostility to government educational policies, and student activism. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Asian Studies, College Administration, Conflict
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Hawkins, Hugh – History of Education Quarterly, 1971
A survey of how early university presidents viewed the colleges. (Author)
Descriptors: College Administration, Colleges, Educational History, Presidents
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Gettleman, Marvin E. – History of Education Quarterly, 1971
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Biographies, College Administration, Colleges
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Allmendinger, David F., Jr. – History of Education Quarterly, 1973
Nicholas Murray Butler, G. Stanley Hall, Charles W. Eliot, the respective subjects of three biographies reviewed here, were university presidents whose personal dominance has too often impeded the biographer in his task of objective historical inquiry. (JH)
Descriptors: Biographies, College Administration, Educational History, Higher Education