Universities In The Marketplace

Author: Derek Bok
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400825493
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Is everything in a university for sale if the price is right? In this book, one of America's leading educators cautions that the answer is all too often "yes." Taking the first comprehensive look at the growing commercialization of our academic institutions, Derek Bok probes the efforts on campus to profit financially not only from athletics but increasingly, from education and research as well. He shows how such ventures are undermining core academic values and what universities can do to limit the damage. Commercialization has many causes, but it could never have grown to its present state had it not been for the recent, rapid growth of money-making opportunities in a more technologically complex, knowledge-based economy. A brave new world has now emerged in which university presidents, enterprising professors, and even administrative staff can all find seductive opportunities to turn specialized knowledge into profit. Bok argues that universities, faced with these temptations, are jeopardizing their fundamental mission in their eagerness to make money by agreeing to more and more compromises with basic academic values. He discusses the dangers posed by increased secrecy in corporate-funded research, for-profit Internet companies funded by venture capitalists, industry-subsidized educational programs for physicians, conflicts of interest in research on human subjects, and other questionable activities. While entrepreneurial universities may occasionally succeed in the short term, reasons Bok, only those institutions that vigorously uphold academic values, even at the cost of a few lucrative ventures, will win public trust and retain the respect of faculty and students. Candid, evenhanded, and eminently readable, Universities in the Marketplace will be widely debated by all those concerned with the future of higher education in America and beyond.


Author: Jon McGee
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421418207
Size: 39.36 MB
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"Higher education is in the midst of an extraordinary moment of demographic, economic, and cultural transition that has significant implications for how colleges and universities understand their mission, their market, and their management. This book is aimed at creating a practical understanding of key forces changing higher education, but it goes further. It describes those trends, discusses the real life impact of those trends on campuses, and then lays out concrete steps required to address them. Taking a page from George Keller's classic Academic Strategy, management consultant and college administrator Jon McGee uses these economic and demographic trends to inform his strategic approach to managing schools"--

Learning And The Marketplace

Author: Alison Kirk
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809320929
Size: 68.57 MB
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Because of the contemporary drive to link the corporate and educational worlds, Alison Kirk compares and contrasts the business and academic ways of thinking. Often irreverent and humorous, and always brief, she discusses commonplace words and concepts as they are used in both business and education, presenting a side-by-side exploration of the two major American institutions as reflections of our common and often contradictory cultural values. Using humor as a tool, Kirk makes readers think about the relationship between education and business—or learning and "real life." She combines the features of a dictionary, with its alphabetically arranged entries, and an interconnected series of essays. Adept at getting her message across, she uses illustrations to provide mental resting places that invite readers to pause and reflect. At the end of each section, she provides interlocking and recurring questions to emphasize links and advance lines of thought. More intent on asking than answering questions, Kirk assumes there is no one way to learn. She provides abstract and concrete as well as detached and personal approaches to such issues as diversity, competitiveness and cooperation, performance appraisal and measurement, fragmentation and integration, and the relationship of learning, working, and living. She encourages readers to self-design their own learning. Her advice to readers, in fact, exemplifies her approach: "Margins are meant to be written in. This is a book to talk back to, to correct, and to supplement. It doesn’t claim that there is one right answer on everything, and it certainly shares Emerson’s distrust of consistency for its own sake." Kirk further reveals her approach and style when discussing the term What Have You Done for Me Lately?: "This is another business expression that recognizes the pervasiveness of ingratitude and shortness of memory. Teachers don’t have a comparable expression. Perhaps the concepts of ingratitude and short memory are too familiar as sources of occupational depression." Kirk points out that business and education have much to learn from one another; their essential differences, too, are necessary because our national equilibrium depends on both to meet the needs of head and heart.

The Teaching Marketplace

Author: Bart Brodsky
Publisher: Community Resource Inst
ISBN: 9780962846403
Size: 67.19 MB
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You can build a sideline career teaching, with or without formal credentials. Here's how to design classes, find jobs through schools & businesses, or market independently. Includes marketing campaigns of sucessful teachers. The authors, noted educators, have organized & publicized thousands of classes since 1974. Major media campaign planned. 6" X 9"; color photograph cover; 17 photographs; 11 illustrations; index; bibligraphy. Bar coding available. CRIP, 1442-A Walnut, No. 51, Berkley, CA 94709; (415)-525-9663.

The Gamification Of Higher Education

Author: N. Niman
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137331461
Size: 38.72 MB
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Instead of thinking about education as the mastery of a body of knowledge where the subject matter becomes the focus of our attention, The Gamification of Higher Education encourages us to think of it as a process that draws out the best in individuals and prepares them for happy, productive, and successful lives.

My Mom Is A Foreigner But Not To Me

Author: Julianne Moore
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452131023
Size: 56.25 MB
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Discover this special ebook written and read by bestselling author and award-winning actress Julianne Moore! In My Mom Is a Foreigner, But Not to Me, Julianne Moore pays homage to all the Muttis, Mammas, and Mamans who are from another country. A foreign mom may eat, speak, and dress differently than other moms—she may wear special clothes for holidays, twist hair in strange old-fashioned braids, and cook recipes passed down from grandma. Such a mom may be different than other moms, but...she is also clearly the best. Vividly illustrated by Meilo So, this funny and heartwarming picture book about growing up in multiple cultures celebrates the diverse world in which we live. This version includes a read-along setting. If your device allows audio, you can listen along as Moore reads the story aloud!

Knowledge And Money

Author: Roger L. Geiger
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804749264
Size: 77.23 MB
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This book explains how market forces are profoundly affecting finance, undergraduate education, basic research, and participation in regional and national economic development at American universities.

Market Education

Author: Andrew Coulson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351506889
Size: 58.97 MB
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Discontent with public education has been on the rise in recent years, as parents complain that their children are not being taught the basics, that they are not pushed to excel, and that their classrooms are too chaotic to encourage any real learning. The public has begun to reject school bond levies with regularity, frustrated by what it perceives to be mounting education costs unaccompanied by increased achievement or accountability. Coulson explores the educational problems facing parents and shows how these problems can best be addressed. He begins with a discussion of what people want from their school systems, tracing their views of the kinds of knowledge, skills, and values education should impart, and their concerns over discipline, drugs, and violence in public schools. Using this survey of goals and attitudes as a guide, Coulson sets out to compare the school systems of civilizations both ancient and modern, seeking to determine which systems successfully educated generations past and which did not. His historical study ranges from classical Greece and ancient Rome, through the Islamic world of the Middle Ages, to nineteenth-century England and modern America. Drawing on the historical evidence of how these various systems operated, Coulson concludes that free educational markets have consistently done a better job of serving the public's needs than state-run school systems have. He sets out a blueprint for competitive, free-market educational reform that would make schools more flexible, more innovative, and more responsive to the needs of parents and students. He describes how education for low-income children might be funded under a market system, and how the transition from monopolistic public education to market education might be achieved. Coulson's Market Education touches on a wide range of issues, including declines in academic achievement, minority education, the role of public school teachers, and mismanagement and corruption in educational bureaucracies. Coulson examines alternative reform proposals from vouchers and charter schools to national standards for school curricula. This timely and engaging book will appeal to parents, educators, and others concerned with the quality and cost of schooling, and will serve as an excellent resource in college courses on the economics and history of education.

Leading The Learning Revolution

Author: Jeff Cobb
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814432255
Size: 64.28 MB
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Explains how to get involved in the continuing adult education industry, covering such topics as creating business models for the online learning landscape, promoting content, creating an action plan, and converting prospects to customers.

Values In Conflict

Author: Paul Axelrod
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 9780773524071
Size: 53.33 MB
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An impassioned defence of the liberal arts.