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The Aims of Higher EducationProblems of Morality and Justice

The Aims of Higher Education: Problems of Morality and Justice

Harry Brighouse and Michael McPherson (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226259345
eISBN:
9780226259512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226259512.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

The book is a collection of essays about ethical issues arising in selective higher education. The chapters, all by distinguished scholars, including one eminent university president, address the ... More

College ChoicesThe Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay for It

College Choices: The Economics of Where to Go, When to Go, and How to Pay for It

Caroline M. Hoxby (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355351
eISBN:
9780226355375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355375.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Aspiring college students and their families have many options. A student can attend an in-state or an out-of-state school, a public or private college, a two-year community college program or a ... More

In Defense of DisciplinesInterdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University

In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University

Jerry A. Jacobs

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226069296
eISBN:
9780226069463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226069463.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Jacobs raises questions about the increasing popularity of concept of interdisciplinarity, which is becoming a powerful force in American higher education. Reformers assert that blurring the ... More

Saving Alma MaterA Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

James C. Garland

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

America's public universities educate 80% of the nation's college students. But in the wake of rising demands on state treasuries, changing demographics, growing income inequality, and legislative ... More

Wannabe UInside the Corporate University

Wannabe U: Inside the Corporate University

Gaye Tuchman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226815299
eISBN:
9780226815282
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226815282.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher Education

Based on years of observation at a large state university, this book tracks the dispiriting consequences of trading in traditional educational values for loyalty to the market. Aping their boardroom ... More

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