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.

Designing the New American University

Author: Michael M. Crow,William B. Dabars

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421417235

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 1670

"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"--

Reinventing Higher Education

The Promise of Innovation

Author: Ben Wildavsky,Andrew P. Kelly,Kevin Carey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934742884

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 8461

"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.

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: 1461

The book that launches a global movement for "sustainable universities"

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

View: 6375

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.

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

View: 2084

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet

Author: Ian F. McNeely,Lisa Wolverton

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393337715

Category: History

Page: 318

View: 2078

An intellectual history of the key institutions that organized knowledge in the Western World offers insight into primary cultural transformations that took place from the classical period to the present.

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.

Reinventing the Sexes

The Biomedical Construction of Femininity and Masculinity

Author: Marianne van den Wijngaard

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253115461

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

View: 5149

"The book is accessible and well written, and the issues are thoughtfully analyzed." -- Choice An insightful examination of how traditional views of femininity and masculinity have influenced scientific research about sexual differences in the brain. The book chronicles the phallocentric underpinnings of research in the field and the subsequent contribution of feminist intellectual thought to the modification of scientific practice.

The New Education

How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux

Author: Cathy N. Davidson

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465093183

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 8868

"The most important book I have read in many years." -Tony Wagner, Harvard University i-lab Expert in Residence, author of Creating Innovators A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant change Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come.

Reinventing the Propeller

Aeronautical Specialty and the Triumph of the Modern Airplane

Author: Jeremy R. Kinney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108124542

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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An international community of specialists reinvented the propeller during the Aeronautical Revolution, a vibrant period of innovation in North America and Europe from World War I to the end of World War II. They experienced both success and failure as they created competing designs that enabled increasingly sophisticated and 'modern' commercial and military aircraft to climb quicker and cruise faster using less power. Reinventing the Propeller nimbly moves from the minds of these inventors to their drawing boards, workshops, research and development facilities, and factories, and then shows us how their work performed in the air, both commercially and militarily. Reinventing the Propeller documents this story of a forgotten technology to reveal new perspectives on engineering, research and development, design, and the multi-layered social, cultural, financial, commercial, industrial, and military infrastructure of aviation.

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

View: 7160

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.

Reinventing the Wheel

The Science of Creating Lifetime Customers

Author: Chris Zane

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1935618156

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.

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.

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"--

Scholarship Reconsidered

Priorities of the Professoriate

Author: Ernest L. Boyer,Drew Moser,Todd C. Ream,John M. Braxton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119005868

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Shifting faculty roles in a changing landscape Ernest L. Boyer's landmark book Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate challenged the publish-or-perish status quo that dominated the academic landscape for generations. His powerful and enduring argument for a new approach to faculty roles and rewards continues to play a significant part of the national conversation on scholarship in the academy. Though steeped in tradition, the role of faculty in the academic world has shifted significantly in recent decades. The rise of the non-tenure-track class of professors is well documented. If the historic rule of promotion and tenure is waning, what role can scholarship play in a fragmented, unbundled academy? Boyer offers a still much-needed approach. He calls for a broadened view of scholarship, audaciously refocusing its gaze from the tenure file and to a wider community. This expanded edition offers, in addition to the original text, a critical introduction that explores the impact of Boyer's views, a call to action for applying Boyer's message to the changing nature of faculty work, and a discussion guide to help readers start a new conversation about how Scholarship Reconsidered applies today.

Reinventing the Library for Online Education

Author: Frederick Stielow

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 0838912087

Category: Education

Page: 328

View: 2071

Have changes such as cloud computing, search engines, the Semantic Web, and mobile applications rendered such long-standing academic library services and functions as special collections, interlibrary loans, physical processing, and even library buildings unnecessary? Can the academic library effectively reconceive itself as a virtual institution? Stielow, who led the library program of the online university American Public University System, argues most emphatically that it can. His comprehensive look at web-based academic libraries synthesizes the changes wrought by the Web revolution into a visionary new model, grounded in history as well as personal experience. He demonstrates how existing functions like cataloging, circulation, collection development, reference, and serials management can be transformed by entrepreneurship, human face/electronic communicator relations, web apps, and other innovations. Online education can ensure that libraries remain strong information and knowledge hubs, and his timely book Shows how the origins and history of the academic library have laid the foundation for our current period of flux Identifies practices rooted in print-based storage to consider for elimination, and legacy services ready to be adapted to virtual operations Discusses tools and concepts libraries will embrace in a networked world, including new opportunities for library relevance in bookstore/textbook operations, compliance, library/archival/museum functions, e-publishing, and tutorial services Offers a thorough examination of the virtual library infrastructure crucial for an online learning program, with a special look at the particular needs and responsibilities of online librarians Looks at the evolving relationship between higher education and copyright, and posits how educational technology will bring further changes Bursting with stimulating ideas and wisdom gleaned from first-hand experience, Stielow’s book presents a model for offering outstanding higher education library services in an increasingly online environment.