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By Derek Bok

Higher schooling in America is a landmark work--a finished and authoritative research of the present of our faculties and universities from former Harvard president Derek Bok, one of many nation's most precious schooling specialists. Sweepingly bold in scope, this can be a deeply expert and balanced evaluation of the various strengths in addition to the weaknesses of yankee better schooling at the present time. At a time whilst faculties and universities have by no means been extra very important to the lives and possibilities of scholars or to the growth and prosperity of the state, Bok offers a radical exam of the full approach, private and non-private, from group schools and small liberal arts faculties to nice universities with their study courses and their clinical, legislation, and enterprise faculties. Drawing at the most efficient reports and knowledge, he determines which criticisms of upper schooling are unfounded or exaggerated, that are problems with actual hindrance, and what should be performed to enhance matters.

Some of the themes thought of are long-standing, resembling debates over the undergraduate curriculum and issues over emerging collage expenses. Others are newer, similar to the increase of for-profit associations and big open on-line classes (MOOCs). extra themes comprise the standard of undergraduate schooling, the stagnating degrees of faculty commencement, the issues of collage governance, the strengths and weaknesses of graduate schooling, the surroundings for examine, and the advantages and downsides of the pervasive festival between American schools and universities.

Offering a unprecedented survey and assessment of yank greater schooling as a complete, this ebook presents an outstanding foundation for a clean public dialogue approximately what the process is doing correct, what it must do larger, and the way the subsequent region century can be made a interval of growth instead of decline.

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