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Harris, Michael

Understanding Institutional Diversity in American Higher Education

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Institutional diversity serves as one of the fundamental hallmarks of American higher education. After a long history of support for many institutional types, the past 40 years have seen a decline in institutional variety.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Executive Summary vii Foreword xi Defining Institutional Diversity 1 Aspects of Institutional Diversity 4 Diversity Versus Diversification Versus Differentiation 9 Interactions With the Environment 12 Overview of the Monograph 14 Historical Context of Institutional Diversity 17 Growth During the Colonial Period 18 Establishing American Higher Education 19 Failure of the National University Idea 20 Institution Building 23 The Changing Curriculum 24 Rise of the Research University 25 Transition From Elite to Mass Higher Education 28 The Postwar Period 31 Conclusion 35 Theoretical Contexts 37 Population Ecology 37 Resource Dependency Th eory 42 Institutional Theory 44 Conclusion 48 Benefits of Institutional Diversity 49 Meeting the Needs of All Types of Students 49 Increased Institutional Effectiveness 51 Provide Models 54 Support Reform Th rough Competition 55 Serve the Political Needs of Interest Groups 57 Protecting Academic Freedom and Autonomy 58 Support Elite and Mass Higher Education 61 Improve Social Mobility 62 Minority-Serving Institutions 64 Conclusion 67 Causes of Homogenization 69 Academic Drift 70 Prestige-Maximizing Activities 73 Statewide Coordination 79 Conclusion 82 The Future of Institutional Diversity Research and Practice 83 Market Smart and Mission Centered 84 Policymakers 85 Campus Leaders and Administrators 89 Faculty 92 Students 94 Conclusion 95 References 97 Name Index 111 Subject Index 116 About the Author 121
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Paperback / softback
152 pagina's
Januari 2013
235 gram
228 x 149 x 9 mm
Jossey Bass gb

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