The Future of Higher Education

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Author: Dan Clawson,Max Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136164448

Category: Social Science

Page: 76

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Higher education is more important than ever, for individual success and for national economic growth. And yet higher education in the United States is in crisis: public funding has been in free fall; tuition has skyrocketed making colleges and universities less accessible; basic structures such as tenure are under assault. The Future of Higher Education analyzes the crisis in higher education, describing how a dominant neo-liberal political ideology has significantly changed the U.S. system of higher education. The book examines the contemporary landscape of higher education institutions and asks and answers these questions: Who is able to attend college? Who pays for our system of higher education? Who works at and who governs colleges and universities? The book concludes with a plan for radically revitalizing higher education in the United States. The goal of this new, unique Series is to offer readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today’s social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60 page or shorter formats, and available for view on http://routledge.customgateway.com/routledge-social-issues.html For instructors teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences, the Routledge Social Issues Collection now offers the best of both worlds: originally written short texts that provide "overviews" to important social issues as well as teachable excerpts from larger works previously published by Routledge and other presses.

The Future of Higher Education

Policy, Pedagogy and the Student Experience

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Author: Les Bell,Howard Stevenson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847064728

Category: Education

Page: 173

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The Future of Higher Education coursebook comprehensively explores policy, pedagogy and the student experience.

The Future of Higher Education

Rhetoric, Reality, and the Risks of the Market

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Author: Frank Newman,Lara Couturier,Jamie Scurry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470730625

Category: Education

Page: 304

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A powerful look at the risks inherent in the trend toward making higher education a market rather than a regulated public sector, The Future of Higher Education reveals the findings of an extensive four-year investigation into the major forces that are transforming our American system of higher education. The book explores the challenges of intensified competition among institutions, globalization of colleges and universities, the expansion of the new for-profit and virtual institutions, and the influence of technology on learning. This important resource offers college and university leaders and policy makers an analysis of the impact of these forces of change and includes suggestions for creating an effective higher education market as well as a call for a renewed focus on the public purposes of higher education.

What Is the Future of Higher Education?

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Author: Roman Espejo

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737772026

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 136

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Education has rising costs, just like anything else, but it also has new avenues that create more access, such as online universities, open or free online courses, and specialized short-term certification. This volume explores a range of topics including what role online education will play, and how private and community colleges will function in the future.

Knowledge Economy, Development and the Future of Higher Education

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Author: Michael A. Peters

Publisher: Sense Pub

ISBN: 9789087900694

Category: Education

Page: 267

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Prophetically, almost thirty years ago Jean-François Lyotard forecast the end of the modern research university based on Enlightenment principles. He envisaged the emergence of technical institutes in the service of the information-rich global multinationals. This book reflects on the post-war Western university and its discourses charting the crisis of the concept of the modern university. First, it examines the university within a global networked economy; second, it adopts poststructuralist perspectives in epistemology, politics and ethics to appraise the role of the contemporary university; third, it introduces the notion of 'development' in a critical fashion as a way of explaining its potentially new regional and international learning roles; fourth, it analyzes the rise of global science and the disciplines in the context of the global economy; and, finally, it raises Lyotard's 'logic of performativity' and the assessment of research quality within a neoliberal economy, linking it firmly to the question of freedom and the republic of science.

College (Un)Bound

The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students

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Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544027078

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Discusses the problems facing four-year colleges in the wake of the 2008 recession that left graduates with enormous debts and slim job prospects in a tough economy and describes institutions that are innovating to better prepare students in the future.30,000 first printing.

World University Rankings and the Future of Higher Education

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Author: Downing, Kevin,Ganotice, Jr., Fraide A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522508201

Category: Education

Page: 534

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Delivering quality education to students while remaining competitive at an international level is only one of the many challenges universities face today. To attain their goals, universities must adopt new strategies to achieve academic excellence. World University Rankings and the Future of Higher Education is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the implementation of a ranking system for higher education institutions, providing a thorough overview of the impacts of these rankings on educational quality. Exploring the benefits and challenges of this system in a global context, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, students, administrators, and policy makers interested in the effects of university rankings in the education sector and beyond.

Building the Intentional University

Minerva and the Future of Higher Education

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Author: Stephen M. Kosslyn,Bob Kerrey

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262037157

Category: Education

Page: 431

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Higher education is in crisis. It is too expensive, ineffective, and impractical for many of the world's students. But how would you reinvent it for the twenty-first century -- how would you build it from the ground up? Many have speculated about changing higher education, but Minerva has actually created a new kind of university program. Its founders raised the funding, assembled the team, devised the curriculum and pedagogy, recruited the students, hired the faculty, and implemented a bold vision of a new and improved higher education. This book explains that vision and how it is being realized.

Higher Education as a Bridge to the Future

Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Meeting of the International Association of University Presidents, with Reflections on the Future of Higher Education by Dr. J. Michael Adams

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Author: Jason A. Scorza

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 168393010X

Category: Education

Page: 214

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This volume of essays and speeches by noted international higher education leaders explores the critical role of higher education both as an active part of global civil society and as a foundation for the realization of a just, peaceful, and prosperous global future. The collection contains the proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP), the world’s largest organization of higher education leaders.

The Emergent Knowledge Society and the Future of Higher Education

Asian Perspectives

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Author: Deane E. Neubauer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136507116

Category: Education

Page: 240

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The nature of higher education is by no means fixed: it has evolved over time; different models of higher education co-exist alongside each other at present; and, worldwide, there are demands for higher education to change to better help support economic growth and to better fit chagning social and economic circumstances. This book examines, from an Asian perspective, the debates about how higher education should change. It considers questions of funding, and of who will attend universities, and the fundamental question of what universities are for, especially as the three key funcations of universities - knowledge creation through research, knowledge dissemination through teaching and service, and knowledge conservation through libraries, the disciplinary structuring of knowledge and in other ways - are increasingly being carried out much more widely outside universities in the new "knowledge society". Throughout, the book discusses the extent to which the countries of East Asia are developing new models of higher education, thereby better preparing themselves for the "new "knowledge society", rather than simply following old Western models.

Universities, the Citizen Scholar and the Future of Higher Education

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Author: J. Arvanitakis,D. Hornsby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137538694

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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The future of higher education is in question as universities struggle to remain relevant to the present and future needs of society. The context in which learning occurs is rapidly changing and those engaged and interested in the place and position of university education need to figure out to adapt. This book embodies a vision for higher education where graduate attributes and proficiencies are at the core of the academic project, where degree programs move beyond disciplinary content and where students are encouraged to be Citizen Scholars. Through a series of cross-disciplinary and contextual cases, the contributors to this book articulate how this vision can be achieved in our pedagogical environments, future proofing higher education.

The Future of Higher Education

A Scenario Evaluation of Its Prospects and Challenges

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Author: Natasha Leger,Robert Avila

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780595361922

Category: Education

Page: 112

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The Future of Higher Education is a new kind of public policy analysis that stimulates serious discussion, thinking, and consideration of the challenges facing American higher education. Avila and Léger illustrate eight plausible alternative scenarios of how institutions of higher education, faculty, parents, students, employers, and policy-makers may ultimately adapt to or wither under the pressures of rising costs, increasing global competition, cultural change, and new technologies.Each scenario is a unique twist on how present day trends will play out in the future. The scenarios read like short stories. While entertaining, they will spark the imagination and provoke fresh and creative thought about the future, and challenge the implicit assumptions behind the current higher education model.

The Future of Higher Education in the Middle East and Africa

QS Middle East and North Africa Professional Leaders in Education Conference

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Author: Habib M. Fardoun,Kevin J. Downing,Mandy Mok

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319646567

Category: Education

Page: 249

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This book addresses some of the challenges posed by the globalization of higher education. It examines the emergence and resulting challenges of English as Lingua Franca (ELF) and of the decision to use English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI) as part of a strategic policy of internationalization. It looks at survival challenges caused by globalization and expansion, the diversity challenge, the concept of marginality and how marginality can lead to creativity, teaching and encouraging entrepreneurialism, the tools needed for internationalizing higher education in developing countries, innovative approaches, the intelligent use of technology, and finally, the value of non-constraint engagement in driving teaching and course quality improvements. The expansion of higher education and the increasingly international body of students and staff continue to inspire and drive the development of global higher education systems. Whilst these systems began locally, many are now engaging with the challenges of retaining their local flavour whilst embracing the march of globalisation. The challenge is to find local solutions that also meet the requirements of the rapid development of what might be termed the ‘massification’ of international higher education. This book reflects these contemporary challenges through its variety of topics taken from countries as diverse as Hong Kong, Panama, South Africa, USA and Saudi Arabia. The topics are as diverse as some of the local solutions but each chapter represents a response to a rapidly changing global landscape.

Geographies of Knowledge, Geometries of Power

Framing the Future of Higher Education

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Author: Debbie Epstein

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415963788

Category: Education

Page: 395

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This volume examines higher education in globalized conditions through a focus on the spatial, historic and economic relations of power in which it is embedded. Distinct geometries of power are emerging as the knowledge production capability of universities is increasingly globalized. Changes in the organization and practices of higher education tend to travel from the ‘West to the rest’. Thus, distinctive geographies of knowledge are being produced, intersected by geometries of power and raising questions about the recognition, production, control and usage of university-produced knowledge in different regions of the world. What flows of power and influence can be traced in the shifting geographies of higher education? How do national systems locate themselves in global arenas, and what consequences does such positioning have for local practices and relations of higher education? How do universities and university workers respond to the increasing commodification of knowledge? How do consumers of knowledge assess the quality of the ‘goods’ on offer in a global marketplace? The 2008 volume of the World yearbook addresses these questions, highlighting four key areas: Producing and Reproducing the University— How is the university adapting to the pressures of globalization? Supplying Knowledge—What structural and cultural changes are demanded from the university in its new role as a free market supplier of knowledge? Demanding Knowledge—Marketing and Consumption—How can consumers best assess the quality of education on a global scale? Transnational Academic Flows—What trends are evident in the flow of students, knowledge and capital, with what consequences? The 2008 volume is interdisciplinary in its approach, drawing on scholarship from accounting, finance and human geography as well as from the field of education. Transnational influences examined include UNESCO and OECD, GATS and the effects of digital technologies. Contrasting contexts include Central and Eastern Europe, Finland, China and India and England. With its emphasis on the interrelationship of knowledge and power, and its attention to emergent spatial inequalities, Geographies of Knowledge, Geometries of Power: Framing the Future of Higher Education provides a rich and compelling resource for understanding emergent practices and relations of knowledge production and exchange in global higher education.

The Great University Gamble

Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education

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Author: Andrew McGettigan

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745332949

Category: Education

Page: 200

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In 2010 the UK government proposed huge cuts and market-driven reforms for Universities. The proposals provoked widespread opposition in the form of street protests, occupations, and online campaigns. As the dust settles, Andrew McGettigan surveys the emerging brave new world of Higher Education. Displaying a stunning grasp of the policy details, he looks at the long term impact of the changes, which have been obscured by the focus on tuition fee increases. What will be the role of universities within society? How will they be funded? What kind of experiences will they offer students? Written in a clear and engaging style,The Great University Gamble outlines the architecture of the new policy regime, which many find difficult to grasp. It is an urgent warning that our Universities are being transformed from institutions of real learning to profit-driven degree factories.

College (un)Bound

The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students

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Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo

Publisher: Amazon Pub

ISBN: 9781477800744

Category: Education

Page: 240

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What is the value of a college degree? The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that higher education offers a ticket to a better life. But with student-loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and unemployment of college graduates at historic highs, people are beginning to question that value. In College (Un)bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo, editor at large of the Chronicle of Higher Education, argues that America's higher education system is broken. The great credentials race has turned universities into big businesses and fostered an environment where middle-tier colleges can command elite university-level tuitions while concealing staggeringly low graduation rates and churning out students with few of the skills needed for a rapidly evolving job market. Selingo not only turns a critical eye on the current state of higher education but also predicts how technology will transform it for the better. Free massive online open courses (MOOCs) and hybrid classes, adaptive learning software, and the unbundling of traditional degree credits will increase access to high-quality education regardless of budget or location and tailor lesson plans to individual needs. One thing is certain: the class of 2020 will have a radically different college experience than their parents had. Incisive, urgent, and controversial, College (Un)bound is a must-have for prospective students, parents, and anyone concerned with the future of American higher education.

The Future of Higher Education

How Emerging Technologies Will Change Education Forever

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Author: Lasse Rouhiainen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539450139

Category:

Page: 96

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Do you believe that traditional education could be improved with the development of new technologies? Are you interested in learning the best practices of running a successful and effective online course? Have you ever thought about the potential impact that artificial intelligence could have on classrooms around the world? In today's world, changes in technology are happening much faster than we can appreciate, and we have a unique opportunity to learn from and apply these tools in new and creative ways, impacting the ways that we learn every day. After reading this book you will know: Best practices and techniques for e-learning that you can quickly implement for your own Online courses. How artificial intelligence will impact our world in the not-so-distant future and the changes it will generate in the field of education. How immersive technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality can be implemented in education. A summary of skills that will be most sought after in the world of the future. And a whole lot more... You will also find valuable opinions on the world of technology and education from various experts in their fields. Take action today! Scroll to the top and select the "BUY" button.

Impacting the Future of Higher Education

Insight Into a New Model That Works for Students, Academic Institutions and America

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Author: Becky Takeda-Tinker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781619617438

Category: Education

Page: 160

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There is a crisis in higher education. Fewer students are attending traditional four-year colleges and universities, and increasing numbers of those who do aren't completing their degrees. Tuition and fees continue to increase, and even students with degrees have challenges finding good-paying jobs to help them pay off their student loans. Enter Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global). CSU-Global is the nation's first and only 100 percent online, nonprofit, independently accredited state institution. It successfully serves students without state financial support and has not increased tuition in more than six years. CSU-Global meets or exceeds industry benchmarks for student retention and graduation rates, and salary data and employer surveys reveal its students' success on the job. What is the CSU-Global secret? In this insightful book, CSU-Global President Becky Takeda-Tinker throws open the university's playbook and reveals everything from the wealth of data it collects to how it works to provide students a return on investment. In the end, however, Takeda-Tinker always comes back to this: Colleges and universities that know who they serve and serve them well can retain and graduate students who will be successful in today's economy. Restoring American competitiveness in a global marketplace depends on our getting this right.

The Future of Higher Education

Perspectives from America's Academic Leaders

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Author: Gary A. Olson,John W. Presley

Publisher: Paradigm Pub

ISBN: 9781594517976

Category: Education

Page: 239

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Written by leading education experts and by university presidents, provosts, and other leaders nationally recognized for their innovations, the 22 original and provocative chapters in this new book comprise a wide-ranging examination of the many challenges faced in fashioning the university of tomorrow. Authors offer their research, predictions, concerns, and advice on topics ranging from university finances, student access, changing technologies, and the philosophical underpinnings of college education. They address the multiple challenges facing higher education today, offering ideas and solutions. Contributors include Warren Arbogast, Gretchen Bataille, Lee Benson, Rita Bornstein , Sally Clausen , Reed Way Dasenbrock, John A. Dossey, Jean Dowdall, James L. Fisher, Judy L. Genshaft , Henry A. Giroux, Ira Harkavy , Michael Hoad, Freeman A. Hrabowski, Stephen K. Klasko, James V. Koch, George Mehaffy , J. Hillis Miller, Gary A. Olson , John W. Presley, John Puckett , Michael Rao, Charles B. Reed, Rollin C. Richmond, Roseann Runte, Neil J. Smelser , Sheila M. Stearns, and Randy L. Swing.