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Checklist for change : making American higher education a sustainable enterprise

Author: Robert Zemsky
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Checklist for Change diagnoses the problems in American higher education today and describes principal reforms that must occur in combination in order for it to remain a vital enterprise: a fundamental recasting of federal financial aid; new mechanisms for better channeling the competition among colleges and universities; recasting the undergraduate curriculum; and a stronger, more collective faculty voice in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Zemsky, Robert, 1940-
Checklist for change.
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012038526
(OCoLC)819631690
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Zemsky
ISBN: 9781461937302 1461937302 9780813561356 0813561353
OCLC Number: 855534422
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (243 pages)
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.
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Checklist for Change diagnoses the problems in American higher education today and describes principal reforms that must occur in combination in order for it to remain a vital enterprise: a fundamental recasting of federal financial aid; new mechanisms for better channeling the competition among colleges and universities; recasting the undergraduate curriculum; and a stronger, more collective faculty voice in governance that defines not why, but how the enterprise must change.

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In Zemsky's blunt and accessible new book, he delivers a refreshing vision and outline for reforming American higher education that is neither starry-eyed nor hopeless, and thankfully free of Read more...

 
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