The Uses of the University
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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Review: The Uses of the UniversityUser Review - Marvin King - Goodreads
As I read more about Higher Education, this book continually popped up as a "must read." Now, I understand why. The book is actually adapted from three lectures Kerr made. It is more philosophical ... Read full review
Review: The Uses of the UniversityUser Review - Joseph Serwach - Goodreads
Book includes Kerr's 1963 lectures on universities and includes subsequent chapters written in 1972, 1994 and 2001. Many of his predictions were dead-on and much of what he describes is as true today as it was then. A great read with a great look at the big picture of higher education Read full review
The Idea of a Multiversity
The Realities of the Federal Grant University
The Future of the City of Intellect
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