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The Cargo Cult College

Ernst R. Berndt.

in Saving Alma Mater

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 3624 words.

The culture of colleges and universities perpetuates enduring and important academic values. The culture also meets the needs of individual faculty members. But the culture increasingly...

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Carrots, Sticks, and Accountability

Gaye Tuchman.

in Wannabe U

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 9049 words.

This chapter discusses how the central administration at Wannabe University encouraged instructors to make themselves auditable by introducing techniques for assessing both what...

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The Case for Both Basic Research and Entrepreneurship

Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein.

in Our Higher Calling

September 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 3700 words.

The time is right for universities to undertake the internal changes necessary to create a culture supportive of innovation and entrepreneurship. These efforts cannot however come at the...

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Clinical Innovation and a Historic Partnership

Antonio M. Gotto and Jennifer Moon.

in Weill Cornell Medicine

March 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 8378 words.

This chapter discusses how the aftermath of World War I brought wide changes to the practice of medicine. Significant technological advances were made in wound management, reconstructive...

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Coda

Regina F. Bendix, Kilian Bizer and Dorothy Noyes.

in Sustaining Interdisciplinary Collaboration

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 193 words.

We began this book on a hiking trip, and mountains are conducive to allegory. Thus we could map interdisciplinarity in yet another way.

We are coming from different...

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The Cold War at Cornell

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick.

in Cornell

July 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 11396 words.

This chapter examines the anticommunist hysteria—the phenomenon known as McCarthyism—that engulfed Cornell University during the Cold War. It begins with an overview of the controversy...

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College Choices

Edited by Caroline M. Hoxby.

October 2004; p ublished online February 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 445 pages.

Aspiring college students and their families have many options. A student can attend an in-state or an out-of-state school, a public or private college, a two-year community college program...

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College for All

Steven Brint.

in Two Cheers for Higher Education

December 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 15868 words.

This chapter explores the processes and discourses of enrollment expansion, as well as the mechanisms colleges and universities have used to help improve the prospects of students who are...

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Collegiality

Julee T. Flood and Terry L. Leap.

in Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 7936 words.

Collegiality is an elusive and poorly-defined concept—one that is hard to articulate but "We know it when we see it." This chapter examines cases in which the ideal of collegiality is at...

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Community

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. 10591 words.

Berry’s diagnosis of the fragmentation that characterizes most educational institutions is particularly nuanced in Jayber Crow. This novel also develops an alternative mode of communal...

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Compartmentalizers

Janice M. McCabe.

in Connecting in College

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 8152 words.

Chapter 4 focuses on the second network type: compartmentalizers. Compartmentalizers are students with two to four clusters of friends, where friends generally know each other within...

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Conclusion

Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson.

in The Aims of Higher Education

May 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 2952 words.

In the conclusion of this volume, the editors identify further questions on the topic of higher education that could benefit from careful, philosophical treatment. The authors call for...

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Conclusion

Janice M. McCabe.

in Connecting in College

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 7350 words.

Chapter 7 provides an overview of the book’s findings and reviews its implications for research as well as practice. In a time of limited resources, I provide concrete and powerful...

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Conclusion

Alex Posecznick.

in Selling Hope and College

April 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 3234 words.

This concluding chapter sketches a fuller picture of life in institutions such as Ravenwood—disciplined by market and merit. Despite faculty stereotypes, administrators were not universally...

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Conclusion

Elizabeth Popp Berman.

in Creating the Market University

January 2012; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 9324 words.

The preceding chapters have presented evidence in support of the book's main argument that government decisions were the most important driver of universities' decision to expand their...

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Conclusion

Julee T. Flood and Terry L. Leap.

in Managing Risk in High-Stakes Faculty Employment Decisions

November 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 5388 words.

Institutions are often viewed as moving targets for the media and other critics. This chapter summarizes some of the controversies surrounding U.S. institutions of higher learning. Future...

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Conclusion

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. 1222 words.

Our aim in this book is quite humble. The hope Berry offers for universities is not a grand new program or some big solution: we’re not calling for a fund-raising campaign to establish...

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Conforming, Branding, and Research

Gaye Tuchman.

in Wannabe U

October 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 8664 words.

This chapter highlights Wannabe University as a “middle-status conformist” that simultaneously seeks to conform to what other public research universities do, while developing its own...

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Connecting in College

Janice M. McCabe.

November 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 234 pages.

What types of friendship networks do students form? Who forms which type? What academic and social outcomes are attached to them? And how they impact students after college? These are some...

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Cornell

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick.

July 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 544 pages.

This book, a history of Cornell University since 1940, examines the institution in the context of the emergence of the modern research university. It examines Cornell during the Cold War,...

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