Knowledge matters : the public mission of the research university
- edited by Diana Rhoten and Craig Calhoun.
- New York : Columbia University Press, c2011.
- Physical description
- xvi, 539 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- List of IllustrationsPrefaceDiana Rhoten and Craig Calhoun1. The Public Mission of the Research UniversityCraig Calhoun2. Great Expectations, Past Promises, and Golden Ages: Rethinking the "Crisis" of Public Research UniversitiesGustavo E. Fischman, Sarah E. Igo, and Diana R. Rhoten3. "El central volumen de la fuerza": Global Hegemony in Higher Education and ResearchSimon Marginson and Imanol Ordorika4. The State, the University, and Society in Soviet and Russian Higher Education: The Search for a New Public MissionMark S. Johnson and Andrey V. Kortunov5. Public Research Universities in Latin America and Their Relation to Economic DevelopmentJuan Carlos Moreno-Brid and Pablo Ruiz-Napoles6. When Neoliberalism Colonizes Higher Education in Asia: Bringing the "Public" Back to the Contemporary UniversityKa Ho Mok7. Challenges for Higher Education in Africa, Ubuntu, and Democratic JusticeYusef Waghid8. The Idea of the Public University and the National Project in Africa: Toward a Full Circle, from the 1960s to the PresentN'Dri T. Assie-Lumumba and Tukumbi Lumumba-Kasongo9. Rethinking What Is Made Public in the University's Public MissionJohn Willinsky10. Public Research Universities: From Land Grant to Federal Grant to Patent Grant InstitutionsDiana Rhoten and Walter Powell11. German Universities in the New Knowledge Ecology: Current Changes in Research Conditions and University-Industry RelationsStefan Lange and Georg Krucken12. The Micropolitics of Knowledge in England and Europe: The Cambridge University IPRs Controversy and Its Macropolitical LessonsVoldemar Tomusk13. Playing the Quality Game: Whose Quality and Whose Higher Education?John Brennan and Mala Singh14. The Academic Workplace: What We Already Know, What We Still Do Not Know, and What We Would Like to KnowChristine Musselin15. Cultural Formations of the Public University: Globalization, Diversity, and the State at the University of MichiganMichael D. KennedyList of ContributorsIndex.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Higher education can be a vital public good, providing opportunities for students, informed citizens for democracy, and knowledge to improve the human condition. Yet public investment in universities is widely being cut, often because public purposes are neglected while private benefits dominate. In this collection, international scholars confront the realities of higher education and the future of its public and private agenda. Their perspectives illuminate the trajectory of education in the twenty-first century and the continuing importance of the university's public mission. Reporting from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America, these scholars look at the different ways universities struggle to serve public and private agendas. Contributors examine the implications of changes in funding sources as well as amounts, different administrative and policy decisions, and the significance of various approaches to assessment and evaluation. They ask whether wider student access has in fact resulted in social mobility, whether more scientific research can be treated as an open-access resource, how changes in academic publishing change access to knowledge, and whether universities get full value from research sold to private corporations. At the same time, these chapters capture the confusion in the university sector over explaining academic work to a broader public and prioritizing its multiple purposes. Authors examine these practical challenges and the implications of different approaches in different contexts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231151146 20160605
- Everyone from parents to policymakers has an interest in the mission of higher education, yet in many cases, the shifting relationship between public and private goods and public and private purposes has complicated that mission. Recent changes in organization, funding, and assessment have also altered the public purpose of universities. In this collection, scholars from around the world confront the realities of higher education and the future of its public and private agenda. Their perspective illuminates the trajectory of education in the twenty-first century and the continuing importance of the university's public mission. Reporting from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America, scholars confront the realities of higher education and the future of its public and private agenda. Their perspective illuminates the trajectory of education in the twenty-first century and the continuing importance of the university's public mission. Contributors focus on the research university and its effort to create new knowledge. They examine the implications of different administrative and policy decisions and the significance of various approaches to assessment and evaluation. Essays track the shifting relationship between public and private goods and purposes, such as whether student access should award individual achievement or function as an investment in social contribution, or whether scientific research should be treated as private intellectual property or as an open-access resource. Is it right for a university to serve the economic interests of private corporations, and if so, what are the limits of beneficiary pay? Instead of reducing these questions to elements of good and bad, this anthology empirically assesses how they play out in practice and sets a new standard for research on global institutional policy.
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- Publication date
- "A Columbia/SSRC Book."
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