Killing Public Higher Education

Killing Public Higher Education

The Arms Race for Research Prestige

1st Edition - February 6, 2013

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  • Author: David Stocum
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124115385

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This is an opinion piece from a highly qualified professor of science who has served in administration highlights the need for reform in our public higher education research institutions.  In this well-researched reference, Dr. Stocum illustrates how the competition among the public flagship universities for more money, research prestige, and power, and the imposition of mission differentiation on public universities, is detrimental to the educational needs of 21st century. The goal of the work is to expose the issues that exist, give a voice to under-recognized institutions and to provide suggestions for more effective education system moving forward.

Key Features

  • A well researched reference on widespread policy
  • Offers insightful reflection based on first-hand experience
  • Examines and proposes solutions to ignite the conversation and promote possible solutions to the problems in our present higher education structure

Table of Contents

  • 1. Killing Public Higher Education: The Arms Race for Research Prestige
    2. Introduction
    3. The Addiction to Research Prestige Contributes to the Increasing Costs of Higher Education
    4. Portrait of the Flagships
    5. Rationales for Mission Differentiation
    6. Rankism: The Underlying Disease of the Caste System
    7. Research Prestige and Athletic Prestige: Brothers Under the Skin
    8. The Future of Higher Education
    9. Defining the Purpose of Undergraduate Education
    10. The Urban University as a Model for the Twenty-First Century

Product details

  • No. of pages: 46
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: February 6, 2013
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124115385

About the Author

David Stocum

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Biology, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, USA

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