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Checklist for Change : Making American Higher Education a Sustainable Enterprise

Author: Robert Zemsky
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Almost every day American higher education is making news with a list of problems that includes the incoherent nature of the curriculum, the resistance of the faculty to change, and the influential role of the federal government both through major investments in student aid and intrusive policies. Checklist for Change not only diagnoses these problems, but also provides constructive recommendations for practical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Zemsky
ISBN: 0813561353 9780813561356
OCLC Number: 1162440588
Language Note: English.
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (256 p.)
Contents: Trapped in an Ecclesiastes moment --
A faculty encamped just north of Armageddon --
A federalized market with little incentive to change --
A regulatory quagmire --
A troublesome fractiousness --
A disruptive lexicon --
A different footprint --
A liberal arts conundrum --
A new peace treaty --
A stronger faculty voice --
A competent curriculum --
A federal commitment to fix, fund, and facilitate.
Responsibility: Robert Zemsky.

Abstract:

Almost every day American higher education is making news with a list of problems that includes the incoherent nature of the curriculum, the resistance of the faculty to change, and the influential role of the federal government both through major investments in student aid and intrusive policies. Checklist for Change not only diagnoses these problems, but also provides constructive recommendations for practical change. Robert Zemsky details the complications that have impeded every credible reform intended to change American higher education. He demythologizes such initiatives as the Morrill.

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