The Higher Education Scene in America: Some Observations by Abraham Gitlow

The Higher Education Scene in America: Some Observations

Book Title: The Higher Education Scene in America: Some Observations

Publisher: UPA

ISBN: 076186458X

Release Date: 2014-10-06

Author: Abraham Gitlow


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Based on the authors’ experiences in academe over seventy-five years, The Higher Education Scene in America: Some Observations discusses a number of issues that confront America’s higher education scene today. Those issue embrace such problems as: (1) the missions(s) of our colleges and universities and the development of critical thinking and/or employability; (2) the role of for-profit academic institutions; (3) the impact of online technology; (4) diffusion of power and achievement of consensus between administrators and faculty; (5) the importance of financial matters, embracing budgets, fundraising, and endowments; (6) the insidious problem of conflicts of interest; (7) the scandalous impact of big-time, big-money Division 1 sports on academe; (8) the growth of non-academic functions; and (9) the importance of leadership in consensual institutions and how leaders are chosen.