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Crisis on campus : a bold plan for reforming our colleges and universities

Mark C. Taylor 1945- 2010

Available at Dr. John Woodenlegs Memorial Library  Nonfiction Collection  (378.72 TAY 2010 )()

  • Title:
    Crisis on campus : a bold plan for reforming our colleges and universities
  • Author: Mark C. Taylor 1945-
  • Subjects: Education, Higher -- United States; Educational change -- United States
  • Description: Reprogramming the future -- Beginning of the end -- Back to the future -- Emerging network culture -- Education bubble -- Networking knowledge -- Walls to webs -- New skills for a changing workforce -- Class of 2020.
    A provocative look at the troubled present state of American higher education and a passionately argued and learned manifesto for its future. Educator Mark C. Taylor expands on the ideas in his hugely controversial 2009 New York Times op-ed. His suggestions for the ivory tower are both thought-provoking and rigorous: End tenure. Restructure departments to encourage greater cooperation among existing disciplines. Emphasize teaching rather than increasingly rarefied research. And bring that teaching to new domains, using emergent networks to connect students worldwide. Taylor shows us the consequences of decades of organizational neglect: students chafing under the restrictions of traditional higher education, recent graduates with massive debts and unpromising jobs, anxious parents anticipating inflated future tuitions. Accommodating the students of today and anticipating those of tomorrow, attuned to schools' financial woes and the skyrocketing cost of education, Taylor imagines a new system, improvisational, responsive and innovative.--From publisher description.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf
  • Creation Date: 2010
  • Format: 240 p. ; 20 cm..
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN0307593290;ISBN9780307593290
  • OCLC Number: 501320939
  • Institution Zone MMS ID: 991000075729703378$$I01TRAILS_CDKC
  • Network Zone MMS ID: 9910296512903366
  • CKEY: 1535971$$I01TRAILS_CDKC1535971$$I01TRAILS_MSU_BILLINGS1535971$$I01TRAILS_MSU1535971$$I01TRAILS_ROCKY
  • Source: 01TRAILS ALMA

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