The University: An Owner's Manual

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1991 - Education - 309 pages
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Drawing on eleven years as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, Henry Rosovsky offers a wise and witty view of America's colleges and universities, how they are run and the challenges they face, with special consideration to each of their "owners" - students, faculty, alumni, trustees, and others. He includes advice for hard-pressed administrators on answering awkward questions, asking for money, and other useful tools.
  

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User Review  - Jessica Gordon - Goodreads

This is interesting book full of true stories that are intended to explain the world of higher education at Harvard. It's easy to read and informative. I like the stories at the beginning the most ... Read full review

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Borrowed from the Professional Development Program at Franklin College. Read full review

Contents

The Concept
11
A Letter of Introduction
17
Selectivity and Admission
59
Making Choices
75
The Purposes of Liberal Education
99
One Version of Core
113
Welcome to the Ancient
131
Some Virtues Some Vices
159
Deaning
239
Seven Principles
261
Omissions and Conclusions
289
Index
301
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Henry Rosovsky is Lewis P. and Linda L. Geyser University Professor at Harvard University.

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