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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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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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Balance

Janice M. McCabe.

in Connecting in College

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 10712 words.

Chapter 2 examines students’ discussions of how their friends are involved in their academic lives. Nearly all respondents engaged in “testimonies of balance,” describing themselves as...

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Being a “Real” College in America

Alex Posecznick.

in Selling Hope and College

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 13610 words.

This chapter focuses on how Ravenwood's community perceives and tangles with merit, how numbers have a privileged place in conversations about entrance examinations, accreditation metrics,...

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The Blessing and Curse of Shared Governance

Ernst R. Berndt.

in Saving Alma Mater

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 6004 words.

There is a traditional belief among the professoriate that faculty governance is an indispensable component of academic freedom and institutional quality in higher education. According to...

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Building a Research University

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick.

in Cornell

July 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 19775 words.

This chapter discusses Cornell University's transformation into a research university after World War II. It examines the role played by two Cornell presidents, Edmund Ezra Day and Deane...

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