Remaking College

"Residential liberal arts colleges maintain a unique place in the landscape of American higher education. These schools are characterized by broad-based curricula, small class size, and interaction between students and faculty.

Remaking College

Remaking College

"Residential liberal arts colleges maintain a unique place in the landscape of American higher education. These schools are characterized by broad-based curricula, small class size, and interaction between students and faculty. Aimed at developing students' intellectual literacy and critical-thinking skills rather than specific professional preparation, the value proposition made by these colleges has recently come under intense pressure. Remaking College brings together a large and distinguished group of higher education leaders to define the American liberal arts model, to describe the challenges these institutions face, and to propose sustainable solutions.Both economic and strategic environments have developed to threaten these schools. Since 1990, for example, 35 percent of these institutions have transformed into "professional" colleges offering more vocational fields to their curricula while others have closed their doors entirely. Is there a future for these uniquely American institutions like Vassar and Smith, Macalester and Pomona, Middlebury and Swarthmore? Remaking College elucidates the shifting economic and financial models for liberal arts colleges and considers the opportunities afforded by technology, globalism, and intercollegiate cooperative models. Finally, it considers the unique position these schools can play in their communities and in the larger world"--

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Remaking College
Language: en
Pages: 212
Authors: Rebecca Chopp, Susan Frost, Daniel H. Weiss
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014 - Publisher: JHU Press

"Residential liberal arts colleges maintain a unique place in the landscape of American higher education. These schools are characterized by broad-based curricula, small class size, and interaction between students and faculty. Aimed at developing students' intellectual literacy and critical-thinking skills rather than specific professional preparation, the value proposition made by
Remaking College
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Mitchell Stevens, Michael W. Kirst
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-07 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

Between 1945 and 1990 the United States built the largest and most productive higher education system in world history. Over the last two decades, however, dramatic budget cuts to public academic services and skyrocketing tuition have made college completion more difficult for many. Nevertheless, the democratic promise of education and
Remaking College
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Rebecca Chopp, Susan Frost, Daniel H. Weiss
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-17 - Publisher: JHU Press

"Residential liberal arts colleges maintain a unique place in the landscape of American higher education. These schools are characterized by broad-based curricula, small class size, and interaction between students and faculty. Aimed at developing students' intellectual literacy and critical-thinking skills rather than specific professional preparation, the value proposition made by
Remaking College
Language: en
Pages: 335
Authors: Mitchell Stevens, Michael Kirst
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-07 - Publisher: Stanford University Press

Between 1945 and 1990 the United States built the largest and most productive higher education system in world history. Over the last two decades, however, dramatic budget cuts to public academic services and skyrocketing tuition have made college completion more difficult for many. Nevertheless, the democratic promise of education and
Remaking the American College Campus
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Jonathan Silverman, Meghan M. Sweeney
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-03 - Publisher: McFarland

The built and landscaped spaces of colleges and universities radiate and absorb the values of the cultures in which they were created. As economic and political forces exert pressure on administrators and as our understanding of higher education shifts, these spaces can transform dramatically. Focusing on the utopian visions and

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