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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 Medicine—The Elephant in the Room

Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein.

in Our Higher Calling

September 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 3404 words.

The war on disease has been a primary animating purpose of higher education and the partnership with the public ever since Vannevar Bush wrote the influential paper, Science: The Endless...

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The Academic Professions and American Society

Steven Brint.

in Two Cheers for Higher Education

December 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 15006 words.

This chapter presents a portrait of the dominant system for organizing and pursuing knowledge and the contributions of that system to American life. It aims to convey some of the hidden...

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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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An Accumulation of Administration

Steven Brint.

in Two Cheers for Higher Education

December 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 13925 words.

This chapter analyzes how, as colleges and universities expanded and became more important features of the American institutional landscape, those who occupied senior managerial positions...

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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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American Universities Are Challenged as Never Before

Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein.

in Our Higher Calling

September 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 6077 words.

While economic data show that a college degree is still a very worthwhile and important investment of time and money, the public’s realization of this is eroding. In addition to these...

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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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Building Trust and Respecting Suspicion

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. 5981 words.

Interdisciplinary success depends on participant willingness to take intellectual and professional risks. This chapter applies economistic accounts of trust and risk to the academic...

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The Bureaucratic University and Its Discontents

Glenn C. Altschuler and Isaac Kramnick.

in Cornell

July 2014; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Higher and Further Education. 23573 words.

This chapter examines Cornell University's evolution into a larger, more complex, and more bureaucratic institution in the 1960s and 1970s. It first discusses the changes that Cornell went...

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