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Description - The Future of the Public University in America by James J. Duderstadt

In the United States, public colleges and universities educate more than 80 percent of the nation's 11 million college students. Public universities conduct the majority of the country's campus-based research and produce most of the nation's doctors, lawyers, engineers, teachers, and other professionals and public leaders. They provide critical services such as agricultural and industrial technology, health care, and economic development, and they help students of all ages develop more rewarding careers and more meaningful lives. This book explores the unique challenges facing public higher education today, from the forces driving change - economic imperatives, technology, and market forces - to the characteristics of the public university that make change difficult: the nature of its various campus communities, its governance system, its management and decision-making processes, and its leadership. The authors conclude by suggesting strategies at the state and federal level to preserve and strengthen public higher education as a resource for future generations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801880629
ISBN-10: 0801880629
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 25-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - James J. Duderstadt

James J. Duderstadt is president emeritus and university professor of science and engineering at the University of Michigan. Farris W. Womack served as the chief financial officer at the University of Michigan and the University of North Carolina. He also served as the chief financial officer of the State of Arkansas and the State of North Carolina.

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