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The fourth Glion Colloquium, held in June 2003, brought together university leaders of major higher education institutions or organizations, along with guests from industry, to compare perspectives on the future of the research university in America and Europe. The papers contained in this book reflect both the consensus and differences in the perspectives of the participants on these issues. In Part I, papers by Frank Rhodes, Robert Zemsky and James Duderstadt, Luc Weber and Pavel Zgaga, as well as Howard Newby, set the stage. In Part II, Roger Downer, James Duderstadt, and Frans van Vught discuss the changing nature of education and scholarship. Part III continues with papers by Robert Zemsky, André Oosterlink, Nils Hasselmo, Marcel Crochet, and Wayne Johnson on the changing interaction between the research university and broader society. In Part IV, Luc Weber, Marye Anne Fox, Frank Rhodes, and Marcel Crochet discuss the challenges of financing and governing the contemporary research university. In the concluding chapter the editors endeavour to develop more specific suggestions concerning the issues and strategies that universities should consider as they approach a period of rapid change.
Recent US economic history is rife with examples of cities and regions that have experienced significant decline. Many of those localities began to slide after decades, even generations, of feeling immune to economic disaster. Boeing and Kodak, the steel industry in Pittsburg, and the automotive industry in Detroit all expected to make it golden into the distant future. Tapping into the available body of knowledge as well as- through nearly 70 interviews—the experiences of those who lived and worked in those times in cities around the United States—to identify the most effective strategies, Reinventing Local and Regional Economies delineates the dos and don’ts to observe in order to sustain economic vitality in any community. Written by Dr. Gerald Gordon, president and chief executive officer of the Economic Development Authority in Fairfax County, Virginia, the book explores lessons learned and examines the messages communities must be mindful of in order to ensure future economic stability. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience, Gordon identifies a set of foundational lessons that, while they are not guarantees of success, certainly portend failure if ignored by local planners. Each chapter explores a different prerequisite and then applies it to several case studies of the reinvention of local and regional economies. Each of these basic components of economic growth will then be examined against the backgrounds of the many communities studied, thus permitting comparisons and contrasts to be drawn. A comparative analysis of results from one community to another across a wide range of case studies, this book puts into clear context the observations about what works not only in one locale but in communities with common features facing common issues and getting similar results. Using case studies and real world examples of successes and failures, Dr. Gordon provides the tools to develop a proactive strategy that positions your community for surviving and thriving regardless of external stresses and adverse economic conditions that may be out of your control.
Goes to the heart of the challenges facing the nation's research universities.
An analysis of modern curricular policy trends, drawing upon Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence, and featuring inputs from acknowledged experts in the field.
One of the most influential critical educators of the twentieth century, Paulo Freire challenged those educational inequalities and conditions of injustice faced by oppressed populations. In this new edition of Reinventing Paulo Freire, Antonia Darder re-examines his legacy through reflections on Freirean pedagogy and the narratives of teachers who reinvent his work. The fully revised first part provides important historical, political, and economic connections between major societal concerns and educational questions raised by Freire and their link to the contemporary moment, including questions tied to neoliberalism, coloniality, and educational inequalities. At the heart of the book is a critical understanding of how Freire’s pedagogy of love can inform, in theory and practice, a humanizing approach to teaching and learning. Powerful teacher narratives offer examples of a living praxis, committed to democratic classroom life and the emancipation of subaltern communities. The narratives clearly illustrate how Freire’s ideas can be put concretely into practice in schools and communities. These reflections on Freirean praxis are sure to spark conversation and inspiration in teacher education courses. Through a close theoretical engagement of Freire’s ideas and key insights garnered from lived experiences, the book speaks to the ways Freire can still inspire contemporary educators to adopt the spirit of?liberatory pedagogy, By so doing, Reinventing Paulo Freire is certain to advance his theories in new ways, both to those familiar with his work and to those studying Freire for the first time.
Innovative approaches to managing the business of educationFollowing in the footsteps of its predecessor, Reinventing the University 1996 provides creative real-world insights and strategies to solve the major challenges facing colleges and universities. Editors Sandra Johnson and Jillinda Kidwell of Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. have organized a cadre of the most inventive and daring leaders in higher education administration today. These authors describe how leading institutions and educators are creating innovative strategies to improve quality, reduce costs, and increase affordability. These authors also examine specific ideas and methods that are changing the way universities do business, including: Shifting the balance between teaching and research to leverage professors2 most valuable asset - time Using reasonably priced technology to provide cutting-edge education to students both on and off campus Partnering with outside vendors - three case studies highlight universities2 unconventional approaches to outsourcing Creating new vistas of opportunity through partnering with industry Balancing tuition revenue and student aid to reach the right combination of accessibility and affordability Adopting best practices in computing from universities as well as from the corporate sector A powerful and convincing analysis of the most pressing problems in higher education, this book is both a collection of ground-breaking articles on the latest, best practices in education and a timely update to the original volume, Reinventing the University.Coopers & Lybrand L.L.P. is a nationally recognized advisor to higher education institutions. Since 1902, Coopers & Lybrand has been privileged to assist hundreds of institutions in addressing issues involving revenues, assets, costs, operations, and strategies. Coopers & Lybrand serves a full range of higher education institutions, from small, specialized colleges to the largest public and private institutions. The Firm audits and advises six of the eight Ivy League institutions, seven of the top ten research universities, almost half of the private colleges and universities with endowments over $200 million, and leading public colleges and universities throughout the country.

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