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The Perfect Storm for Universities

The Perfect Storm for Universities | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it
Even if universities may look well on the surface there is an increasing (and justified) concern that all will change soon. New data and analysis increase the anxiety that the current monopoly of h...

Via Stefan Popenici
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dearest uni: storm approaching. Highered is at a xroads & unraveling...lions & tigers, oh my…pale by comparison

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The university: still dead | Angus Kennedy

The university: still dead | Angus Kennedy | A is for Adjunct | Scoop.it

... review's Andrew Delbanco’s insightful new book on the history and future of the American college exposes an institution that has no idea what it should be. He writes:

 

"In the course of tracing the changes from the religious foundations – the colleges – of the early American colonists through to the vast ‘multiversitys’ of today, Andrew Delbanco usefully draws attention to the fact that putting a big sign up on a college saying Committed to Providing Excellent Higher Education for All would probably signify that the very opposite was happening inside.

 

Delbanco’s survey of the tradition of college education and its basis in Puritan faith, both its provision of a universal liberal education and its focus on building character, is a salutary reminder when today’s colleges and universities brand themselves ‘Comprehensive Knowledge Enterprises’, distance-learning hubs or engines of social mobility."

 

PS "A is for Adjunct" recommends http://www.spiked-online.com/ with hearty enthusiasm ~ going on the feed in and in the snark folder forthwith

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