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Academic Friendship

Paul Weithman.

in The Aims of Higher Education

May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 9596 words.

This chapter offers a view of the aims of university teaching. The author depicts and defends a particular conception of the professor-student relationship and then uses this conception to...

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Academic Identity Politics

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick.

in Cornell

July 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 16641 words.

This chapter examines how the issue of ethnic studies at Cornell University evolved into a component of what came to be known as “multiculturalism” or “identity politics.” It considers how...

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Academic Science as an Economic Engine

Elizabeth Popp Berman.

in Creating the Market University

January 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 8178 words.

This chapter begins by briefly setting out the book's purpose, which is to address the question of how and why universities, that once self-consciously held themselves apart from the...

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Afterword

Jack R. Baker, Jeffrey Bilbro and Wendell Berry.

in Wendell Berry and Higher Education

May 2017; p ublished online January 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 1452 words.

There aren’t many English Departments in which two-fifths of the professors study Wendell Berry. So when Jeff took a job as an Americanist at Spring Arbor University and joined Jack, a...

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Afterword

Rebecca Pope-Ruark.

in Agile Faculty

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 2071 words.

In this afterword, readers are asked to imagine how Agile and Scrum might be used to transform higher education structures. The reader is asked to imagine what would happen if academic...

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Agile Faculty

Rebecca Pope-Ruark.

November 2017; p ublished online May 2018 .

Book. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 176 pages.

Agile Faculty is a faculty development book that introduces strategies to help faculty improve their goal-setting, productivity, vitality, and career satisfaction. To do so, the book adapts...

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The Aims of Higher Education

Edited by Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson.

May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 180 pages.

The book is a collection of essays about ethical issues arising in selective higher education. The chapters, all by distinguished scholars, including one eminent university president,...

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American Studies: Interdisciplinarity over Half a Century

Jerry A. Jacobs.

in In Defense of Disciplines

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 13355 words.

American studies was one of the first academic fields to embrace the principle of interdisciplinarity. Chapter 8 reviews the history of the field since the late 1940s, summarizes its main...

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Antidisciplinarity

Jerry A. Jacobs.

in In Defense of Disciplines

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 12168 words.

Chapter 7 considers the question of whether successful interdisciplinary lines of inquiry will congeal into new research fields or disciplinary subspecialties. The analysis suggests that...

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Autonomy as Intellectual Virtue

Kyla Ebels-Duggan.

in The Aims of Higher Education

May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 8000 words.

One standard argument in support of higher education is that it is valuable because it promotes students’ autonomy, where ‘autonomy’ is roughly understood to be self-reliance and...

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