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America's university president extraordinaire adds a new chapter and preface to The Uses of the University, probably the most important book on the modern university ever written. This summa on higher education brings the research university into the new century.

The multiversity that Clark Kerr so presciently discovered now finds itself in an age of apprehension with few certainties. Leaders of institutions of higher learning can be either hedgehogs or foxes in the new age. Kerr gives five general points of advice on what kinds of attitudes universities should adopt. He then gives a blueprint for action for foxes, suggesting that a few hedgehogs need to be around to protect university autonomy and the public weal.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [231]-252) and index.

About the Author

Clark Kerr was President Emeritus and former Chancellor and Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the former Chair of the Carnegie Commission (and later Council) on Higher Education, and the former Chair and Director of the National Commission on Strengthening Presidential Leadership under the auspices of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges.

Table of Contents

  • Preface, 2001: A New Century for Higher Education
  • Preface, 1963
  • 1. The Idea of a Multiversity
  • 2. The Realities of the Federal Grant University
  • 3. The Future of the City of Intellect
  • 4. Reconsiderations after the Revolts of the 1960s
  • 5. Attempted Reforms That Failed
  • 6. Commentaries on the Golden Age of the Research University
  • 7. A New Age? From Increasing Federal Riches to Increasing State Poverty
  • 8. Hard Choices
  • 9. The “City of Intellect” in a Century for the Foxes?
  • Notes
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674005327
Author:
Kerr, Clark
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
Higher
Subject:
Education, higher
Subject:
Education-Higher Education
Copyright:
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
Fifth Edition
Series:
The Godkin Lectures on the Essentials of Free Government and the Duties of the Citizen
Series Volume:
11
Publication Date:
March 2001
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 line drawings, 6 tables
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in 12 oz

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