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.
- A well researched reference on widespread policy
- Offers insightful reflection based on first-hand experience
- Examines and proposes solutions to ignite the conversation and promote possible solutions to the problems in our present higher education structure
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About the Author
Killing Public Higher Education: The Arms Race for Research Prestige
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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