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Killing Public Higher Education
The Arms Race for Research Prestige
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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.


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Acknowledgments About the Author Killing Public Higher Education: The Arms Race for Research Prestige Introduction The Addiction to Research Prestige Contributes to the Increasing Costs of Higher Education Portrait of the Flagships Rationales for Mission Differentiation Rankism: The Underlying Disease of the Caste System Research Prestige and Athletic Prestige: Brothers Under the Skin The Future of Higher Education Defining the Purpose of Undergraduate Education The Urban University as a Model for the Twenty-First Century References


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ISBN-13: 9780124115385
Publisher: Elsevier (Academic Press Inc)
Publication date: February, 2013
Pages: 46

Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders, General Issues, General Practice