Designing the New American University

Author: Michael M. Crow,William B. Dabars

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421417235

Category: Education

Page: 360

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"In this book, Michael Crow will ignite a national discussion on what the new American research university should look like. This new model is one that embraces students with a wide range of backgrounds and abilities while giving elite public schools a run for their research money. Crow proposed his idea--one that would fundamentally redesign the public research university--ten years ago when he became president of Arizona State University and now he has a decade of experience to support his plan. Designing the New American University offers a comprehensive critique of the contemporary American research university and spells out how these critically important institutions can reinvent themselves. The manuscript recommends measures to foster institutional evolution across various interrelated dimensions, represented by the model of the New American University--an egalitarian institution committed to academic excellence, inclusiveness to a broad demographic, and maximum societal impact. The model is evolutionary and dynamic and its "design aspirations" are interrelated and interdependent. The manuscript thus introduces readers to the imperative significance of institutional design, which is not merely adventitious to knowledge enterprises"--
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Planet U

Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University

Author: Michael M'Gonigle,Justine Starke

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 1550924052

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 5662

The book that launches a global movement for "sustainable universities"
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Death of the Public University?

Uncertain Futures for Higher Education in the Knowledge Economy

Author: Susan Wright,Cris Shore

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 178533543X

Category: Education

Page: 350

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Universities have been subjected to continuous government reforms since the 1980s, to make them 'entrepreneurial', 'efficient' and aligned to the predicted needs and challenges of a global knowledge economy. Under increasing pressure to pursue 'excellence' and 'innovation', many universities are struggling to maintain their traditional mission to be inclusive, improve social mobility and equality and act as the 'critic and conscience' of society. Drawing on a multi-disciplinary research project, University Reform, Globalisation and Europeanisation (URGE), this collection analyses the new landscapes of public universities emerging across Europe and the Asia-Pacific, and the different ways that academics are engaging with them.
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Reinventing Higher Education

The Promise of Innovation

Author: Ben Wildavsky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934742877

Category: Education

Page: 288

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"At its heart is the realization that higher education must evolve in fundamental ways if it is to respond to changing professional, economic, and technological circumstances, and if it is to prepare a vast population of students--traditional and nontraditional alike--for success in the coming decades. It examines the current higher education environment and its chronic resistance to change; the rise of for-profit universities; the potential future role of community colleges in a significantly revised higher education realm; and the emergence of online learning as a means to reshape teaching and learning and to reach new consumers of higher education."--Page 4 of cover.
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Reinventing the Research University

Author: Luc Weber,James J. Duderstadt

Publisher: Economica Limited

ISBN: 9782717847680

Category: Education

Page: 254

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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.
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The Digital University

Reinventing the Academy

Author: Reza Hazemi,Stephen Hailes,Steve Wilbur

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1447106253

Category: Computers

Page: 307

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Computer supported collaboration in academia is becoming increasingly important for two reasons. Firstly, there is a drive to make the most effective use of the resources available to universities, and secondly, there is a growing belief in the pedagogical benefits of using computer support in teaching. In this volume, an international collection of authors from both academia and industry examines ways in which universities can make effective use of asynchronous collaboration. All aspects of academic life are covered, from teaching and research through to support and management. The Digital University contains a range of material, from research-oriented chapters through to the experiences of senior university management in attempting to make their institutions as efficient as they need to be to survive in the 21st century.
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Reinventing Discovery

The New Era of Networked Science

Author: Michael Nielsen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691148902

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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"Reinventing Discovery argues that we are in the early days of the most dramatic change in how science is done in more than 300 years. This change is being driven by new online tools, which are transforming and radically accelerating scientific discovery"--Provided by publisher.
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Reinventing the Male Homosexual

The Rhetoric and Power of the Gay Gene

Author: Robert Alan Brookey

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253108913

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Reinventing the Male Homosexual: The Rhetoric and Power of the Gay Gene examines the assumption that embracing the biological research on homosexuality is a viable political strategy for the gay rights movement. The biological argument for gay rights is treated as a "bio-rhetoric," a means of incorporating scientific research into public debates. The book investigates the biological research on which this gay rights argument is based, and explores how male homosexuality is conceptualized in the fields of behavioral genetics, neuroendocrinology, sociobiology, and evolutionary psychology. Robert Alan Brookey demonstrates that most biological research begins with the assumption that male homosexuality is a state of physical effeminate pathology. Although biological research may seem to support a pro-gay rights agenda, the same research can actually be used to support conservative political interests.
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The Politics of Writing Studies

Reinventing Our Universities from Below

Author: Robert Samuels

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 1607325845

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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A friendly critique of the field, The Politics of Writing Studies examines a set of recent pivotal texts in composition to show how writing scholarship, in an effort to improve disciplinary prestige and garner institutional resources, inadvertently reproduces structures of inequality within American higher education. Not only does this enable the exploitation of contingent faculty, but it also puts writing studies—a field that inherently challenges many institutional hierarchies—in a debased institutional position and at odds with itself. Instead of aligning with the dominant paradigm of research universities, where research is privileged over teaching, theory over practice, the sciences over the humanities, and graduate education over undergraduate, writing studies should conceive itself in terms more often associated with labor. By identifying more profoundly as workers, as a collective in solidarity with contingent faculty, writing professionals can achieve solutions to the material problems that the field, in its best moments, wants to address. Ultimately, the change compositionists want to see in the university will not come from high theory or the social science research agenda; it must come from below. Offering new insight into a complex issue, The Politics of Writing Studies will be of great interest to writing studies professionals, university administrators, and anyone interested in the political economy of education and the reform of institutions of higher education in America.
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Reinventing undergraduate education

engaging college students in research and creative activities

Author: Shouping Hu,Kathyrine Scheuch,Robert A. Schwartz,Joy Gaston Gayles,Shaoqing Li,Association for the Study of Higher Education

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780470283585

Category: Education

Page: 103

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Engaging undergraduate students in research and creative activities has been advocated as an innovative strategy to promote student learning in higher education. This monograph systematically synthesizes the literature to provide both conceptual and empirical evidence to demonstrate the effects of such engagement on student learning and development from higher education. Student engagement in research and creative activities during the college years is associated with a variety of outcomes in both the cognitive and affective domains. The evidence also points out that colleges and universities can make a difference in undergraduate engagement in research and creative activities. The authors provided various examples of how different types of institutions integrate inquiry-oriented activities in the curriculum, institutionalize research-supportive programs, and foster a campus culture that values inquiry-based undergraduate education.This is the fourth issue in the 33rd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph in the series is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.
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Reinventing the Curriculum

New Trends in Curriculum Policy and Practice

Author: Mark Priestley,Gert Biesta

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441134816

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence offers an example of a different approach to national curriculum development. It combines what are claimed to be the best features of top-down and bottom-up approaches to curriculum development, and provides an indication of the broad qualities that school education should promote rather than a detailed description of curriculum content. Advocates of the approach argue that it provides central guidance for schools and maintains national standards whilst at the same time allowing schools and teachers the flexibility to take account of local needs when designing programmes of education. Reinventing the Curriculum uses Scotland's Curriculum for Excellence as a rich case study, analysing the strengths and weaknesses of this approach to curriculum design and development, and exploring the implications for curriculum planning and development around the world.
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Reinventing the Wheel

Author: Jessica Helfand

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568985961

Category: Art

Page: 159

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Now available in paperback, this delightful book spins the history of the information wheel, as inventive and instructive as intriguing, that has been used since the fourteenth century to measure, record, predict, and calculate everything from time and space to military history to recipes. In this fascinating book, designer and critic Jessica Helfand offers and in-depth look at these unique artifacts, which are not only clever and amusing but, Helfand argues, relevant as a model for modern interactive design. From circular mathematical slide rules to Captain Marvel phonetic decoders, Reinventing the Wheel demonstrates the astonishing range and remarkable utility of these ingenious "interactive" tools.
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Reinventing the Research University

Author: Luc Weber,James J. Duderstadt

Publisher: Economica Limited

ISBN: 9782717847680

Category: Education

Page: 254

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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.
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Reinventing the Wheel

Milk, Microbes, and the Fight for Real Cheese

Author: Bronwen Percival,Francis Percival

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520290151

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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"Reinventing the Wheel is equal parts popular science, history, and muckraking. Over the past hundred and fifty years, dairy farming and cheesemaking have been transformed, and this book explores what has been lost along the way. Today, using cutting-edge technologies like high-throughput DNA sequencing, scientists are beginning to understand the techniques of our great-grandparents. The authors describe how geneticists are helping conservationists rescue rare dairy cow breeds on the brink of extinction, microbiologists are teaching cheesemakers to nurture the naturally occurring microbes in their raw milk rather than destroying them, and communities of cheesemakers are producing "real" cheeses that reunite farming and flavor, rewarding diversity and sustainability at every level."--Provided by publisher.
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Reinventing the University

Managing and Financing Institutions of Higher Education 1996

Author: Sandra L. Johnson,Jillinda J. Kidwell,Coopers & Lybrand

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471140320

Category: Education

Page: 178

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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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Reinventing the Wheel

The Science of Creating Lifetime Customers

Author: Chris Zane

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935618865

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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When Chris Zane bought his bicycle shop at age 16, his business struggled until he discovered the secret that catapulted his store into one of the largest in the country. His secret? Provide unbelievable, over the top, excessively generous customer service. Chris Zane isn’t a management consultant or professor preaching a theory of customer service; he’s a hands-on entrepreneur whose customer service approach has yielded enormous success. Zane has become a business celebrity, including being featured in the most recent round of American Express television ads. Featured in the New York Times and in Associated Press articles and bestowed numerous awards for its unique business practices and outstanding customer relations, Zane’s Cycles has produced ideas thought by many to be pie-in-the-sky. But these counterintuitive concepts have proven to be hard-headed and effective. For example, Zane’s offers a trade-in program for families who can turn in bicycles their kids have outgrown for a 100 percent credit toward new ones. Initially thought impossibly generous, this program has proven to be good business. Experience and a clear understanding of the lifetime value of a customer makes this program, and many others Zane’s implements, work. In Reinventing the Wheel, commonly overlooked elements that make a business exceptional are revealed. Zane produces a case study unlike any other—one that shows the importance of investing in customers and employees and how businesses are really selling experiences, not products. His philosophies and tried-and-true methods of guerilla marketing will show entrepreneurs and business owners how to knock out the competition while thriving in any kind of economy and doing good for the community along the way.
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The Creativity Crisis

Reinventing Science to Unleash Possibility

Author: Roberta B. Ness

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199375380

Category: Medical

Page: 287

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"The Creativity Crisis excavates the root causes of America's innovation slow-down, showing why revolutionary insights are no longer chased by young talent. Economically and socially, caution has overtaken creation. This book is ultimately a roadmap for reinvigorating innovation within the system of science"--
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Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy

Action Research in Higher Education

Author: Morten Levin,Davydd J. Greenwood

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785333224

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Public universities are in crisis, waning in their role as central institutions within democratic societies. Denunciations are abundant, but analyses of the causes and proposals to re-create public universities are not. Based on extensive experience with Action Research-based organizational change in universities and private sector organizations, Levin and Greenwood analyze the wreckage created by neoliberal academic administrators and policymakers. The authors argue that public universities must be democratically organized to perform their educational and societal functions. The book closes by laying out Action Research processes that can transform public universities back into institutions that promote academic freedom, integrity, and democracy.
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Reinventing Public Education

How Contracting Can Transform America's Schools

Author: Paul Hill,Lawrence C. Pierce,James W. Guthrie

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226336510

Category: Education

Page: 267

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A heated debate is raging over our nation’s public schools and how they should be reformed, with proposals ranging from imposing national standards to replacing public education altogether with a voucher system for private schools. Combining decades of experience in education, the authors propose an innovative approach to solving the problems of our school system and find a middle ground between these extremes. Reinventing Public Education shows how contracting would radically change the way we operate our schools, while keeping them public and accessible to all, and making them better able to meet standards of achievement and equity. Using public funds, local school boards would select private providers to operate individual schools under formal contracts specifying the type and quality of instruction. In a hands-on, concrete fashion, the authors provide a thorough explanation of the pros and cons of school contracting and how it would work in practice. They show how contracting would free local school boards from operating schools so they can focus on improving educational policy; how it would allow parents to choose the best school for their children; and, finally, how it would ensure that schools are held accountable and academic standards are met. While retaining a strong public role in education, contracting enables schools to be more imaginative, adaptable, and suited to the needs of children and families. In presenting an alternative vision for America’s schools, Reinventing Public Education is too important to be ignored.
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Reinventing the Local in Tourism

Producing, Consuming and Negotiating Place

Author: Antonio Paolo Russo,Dr. Greg Richards

Publisher: Channel View Publications

ISBN: 184541571X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 309

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This book investigates the way localities are shaped and negotiated through tourism, and explores the emerging success of local peer-produced hospitality and tourism services which are transforming the tourist experience. Tourists are now being brought into much closer contact with locals and have new opportunities to experience the community at their destination. This book examines these place experiences and travel-sharing arrangements that have now spread globally due to the use of social communication platforms such as Airbnb. It analyses the existence of global communities of ‘place experts’ that are redefining the organisational structures, value systems, market opportunities, affordabilities and geographies in travel and tourism. This volume brings together the work of established tourism scholars as well as early career researchers and is one of the first books to examine the global-local relationship at tourism destinations and the way that the rapidly developing field of peer-to-peer tourism is transforming tourist destinations.
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