American Higher Education Transformed, 1940-2005 Documenting the National Discourse

ISBN-10: 0801886716

ISBN-13: 9780801886713

Edition: 2007

Authors: Wilson Smith, Thomas Bender

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This long-awaited sequel to Hofstadter and Smith's classic anthology American Higher Education: A Documentary History presents one hundred and seventy-two key edited documents that record the transformation of higher education over the past sixty years. The volume includes such seminal documents as Vannevar Bush's 1945 report to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Science, the Endless Frontier; the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Brown v. Board of Education and Sweezy v. New Hampshire; and Adrienne Rich's challenging essay "Taking Women Students Seriously." The wide variety of readings underscore responses of higher education to a memorable, often tumultuous, half century. Colleges and universities faced a transformation of their educational goals, institutional structures and curricula, and admission policies; the ethnic and economic composition of student bodies; an expanding social and gender membership in the professoriate; their growing allegiance to and dependence upon federal and foundation financial aids; and even the definitions and defenses of academic freedom. Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender have assembled an essential reference for policymakers, administrators, and all those interested in the history and sociology of higher education.
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List price: $84.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/4/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

The Terrain
The Harvard Report on General Education
Faith and Modernity
The Newman Report
The Humanities
The Multiversity
Primacy of American Higher Education
Expanding and Reshaping
Truman Commission Report
The Challenge of Expansion
The Origin of Admissions Testing
California's Master Plan
Community Colleges
Diversification of Higher Education: Women
Diversification of Higher Education: African Americans
Diversification of Higher Education: Latino Americans
Open Admissions
Lifelong Learning
The Soul of the University
Liberal Arts
Retrospect and Prospect
The Humanities in Wartime
Revising the Curricula
The Mind of the University
Teaching the Connection
The Arts and Sciences in Decline
Graduate Studies
Graduate Surveys and Prospects
Improving the Status of Academic Women
Consequences of Democratization
Rethinking the Ph.D.
Future Faculty
Disciplines and Interdisciplinarity
The Work of Disciplines
Area Studies
Black Studies
Women's Studies
Academic Profession
The Intellectual Migration
At Work in the Academy
Working in Universities / Working in Business
Teachers as Labor and Management
Protocols and Ethics
Conflicts on and Beyond Campus
What Should the University Do?
Campus Free Speech
A Learning Community
The Franklin Affair
Academic Commitment in Crisis Times
Government, Foundations, Corporations
The Courts and Equal Educational Opportunity
Toward Racial Equality
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Attacked
Academic Freedom
Setting the Standard
Voices of the Supreme Court
Voices from Professors
Rights of Students
Directed by the Court and the Congress
Academic Administration
Presidents Consider Their Jobs
Ruth Simmons comes to Smith College
Greatness Retold
A Brief Concordance of Major Subjects
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