A University for the 21st Century

From the former president of one of America s leading universities comes a comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing higher education in America as we enter the twenty first century In A University for the Twenty first Century, James J Duderstadt discusses the array of powerful economic, social, and technological forces that are driving the rapidFrom the former president of one of America s leading universities comes a comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing higher education in America as we enter the twenty first century In A University for the Twenty first Century, James J Duderstadt discusses the array of powerful economic, social, and technological forces that are driving the rapid and profound change in American social institutions and universities in particular.Change has always characterized the university as it has sought to preserve and propagate the intellectual achievements, the cultures, and the values of our civilization However, the capacity of the university to change, through a process characterized by reflection, reaction, and consensus, simply may not be sufficient to allow the university to control its own destiny Not only will social and technical change be a challenge to the American university, Duderstadt says, it will be the watchword for the years ahead And with change will come unprecedented opportunities for those universities with the vision, the wisdom, and the courage to lead in the twenty first century The real question raised by this book is not whether higher education will be transformed, but rather how and by whom.James J Duderstadt is President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering, University of Michigan.
A University for the st Century From the former president of one of America s leading universities comes a comprehensive analysis of the challenges and opportunities facing higher education in America as we enter the twenty first ce

  • Title: A University for the 21st Century
  • Author: James J. Duderstadt
  • ISBN: 9780472110919
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. gotta be partial to this book written from the point of view of my alma mater but right on description of what is happening to our post-Secondary school system. These changes can possible explain why University fees in the States has been increasing exponentially compared to inflation: buffering endowments, CEO College Presidents, sport team industrial entertainment complex, research hospitals.

    2. An excellent insight of the various pieces of higher education in America, and unique perspective of what the future holds in store. Duderstadt is truly a leader and willing to be revolutionary to improve American higher education.

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