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The still divided academy : how competing visions of power, politics, and diversity complicate the mission of higher education / Stanley Rothman, April Kelly-Woessner, and Matthew Woessner.

By: Rothman, Stanley, 1927-.
Contributor(s): Kelly-Woessner, April | Woessner, Matthew.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on EBSCOhost.Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2011Description: 1 online resource (xii, 282 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9781442208087 (electronic bk.); 1442208082 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States | Education, Higher -- Political aspects -- United States | Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States | Universities and colleges -- United States -- Administration | Academic freedom -- United StatesAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Still divided academy.DDC classification: 378.73 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Visions of the university -- Perceptions of power and control in the American university -- Politics and culture wars -- Campus diversity -- Academic freedom, tenure, and the free exchange of ideas.
Summary: The Still Divided Academy is a wonderful examination of the academic community that shows their inner workings by addressing a broad range of issues including: academic politics, tenure, perceived and real political imbalance, academic freedom, and diversity. Administrators, professors, and students have very different priorities, values, and expectations and therefore, often have conflicting opinions on these issues. Drawing on data collected in a specially commissioned public opinion survey as well as other recent research on higher education, Rothman, Kelly-Woessner, and Woessner, create an incredibly readable presentation of both the similarities and differences between those running our universities and those attending them. The authors manage to remain impressively neutral; instead they give us a fuller perspective of the people on our college campuses.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Visions of the university -- Perceptions of power and control in the American university -- Politics and culture wars -- Campus diversity -- Academic freedom, tenure, and the free exchange of ideas.

The Still Divided Academy is a wonderful examination of the academic community that shows their inner workings by addressing a broad range of issues including: academic politics, tenure, perceived and real political imbalance, academic freedom, and diversity. Administrators, professors, and students have very different priorities, values, and expectations and therefore, often have conflicting opinions on these issues. Drawing on data collected in a specially commissioned public opinion survey as well as other recent research on higher education, Rothman, Kelly-Woessner, and Woessner, create an incredibly readable presentation of both the similarities and differences between those running our universities and those attending them. The authors manage to remain impressively neutral; instead they give us a fuller perspective of the people on our college campuses.

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