Changing Perspectives: Higher Education, 1st Edition

  • Published By: New York Times Educational Pub
  • ISBN-10: 1642822280
  • ISBN-13: 9781642822281
  • DDC: 378.73
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 224 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released November 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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In the last century and a half, American higher education has set the standard for the college ideal: a robust student life, a sprawling physical campus, and a faculty whose research contributes to the broader national conversation. The articles in this collection show how this standard was the creation of government intervention, corporate financing, and the organizing of students and professors. Readers will discover the broad diversity of college experience, plus the growing challenges to sustain the college ideal in times of economic downturn and political division. Features such as media literacy terms and questions round out this fascinating narrative.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
The Expansion of Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges.
1: Education in the United States..
2: Agricultural Colleges..
3: Education for the South..
4: A Technical Education: Work of Schools for Industrial Instruction..
5: A National University.
6: Another Negro College.
The Making of the Modern Research University.
7: Wants Academic Freedom.
8: Our Freedom Begets Trusts, Eliot Says.
9: Greater Columbia Needs $30,000,000.
10: Columbia Defends Its Mental Tests.
11: University Ideals: Ours and the British.
12: Classroom and Campus: Revising the College.
13: Texas University's Rise.
14: Immediate Formation of Ivy League Advocated at Seven Eastern Colleges.
The G.I. Bill Sends Millions to College.
15: Million Veterans Apply for College.
16: Education in Review.
17: G.I. Called Credit to U.S. Education.
18: President Lauds Education Gains.
19: The Corporation and the Campus.
20: Credit Financing of College Urged.
Campus Activism and a Diversifying Student Body.
21: The Student Left: Spurring Reform.
22: Community College Protest Is Settled.
23: Parallel to Turmoil at Universities.
24: Crisis on the Campus.
25: Campus Terror: An Indictment.
26: Equality for Women Will Raise a Host of Problems for Colleges.
27: White/Caucasian — and Rejected.
Economic Woes Hit Higher Education.
28: College Changing Along with the Students.
29: Student Debt Reshaping Colleges and Careers.
30: In a Year of Adversity, Good Turns on Campus.
31: The End of Tenure?.
32: The New Affirmative Action.
Coming to Terms with Higher Education's Future.
33: Enjoy the Reunion. Skip the Check..
34: Two Cheers for Web U!.
35: Why I Use Trigger Warnings.
36: A Conveyor Belt of Dropouts and Debt at For-Profit Colleges.
37: Big Jump in Million-Dollar Pay Packages for Private College Leaders.
38: Adjunct Professors Step Up Their Efforts to Increase Pay.
39: The Student Debt Problem Is Worse Than We Imagined.
Media Literacy Terms.
Media Literacy Questions.