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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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
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Henry Rosovsky is an economic historian, specializing in East Asia, and Harvard University administrator.

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