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Author: Alexander W. Astin,Helen Astin,Jay Box,Technical College System,President Emerita Vivian Bull,John Carmody,Robert C. Cloud Professor of Educational Administration Baylor University,Karen Fox,H Stephen Gardner,Larry Gerber,Randy Livingston,Daniel McGee,Andrew L. Meyer,James G. Neal,Stephen Joel Trachtenberg,President William Underwood,Claire Van Ummersen,Ronald Vanden Dorpel,President Nancy L. Zimpher,Mary Landon Darden
ISBN13: 978-1607090731
Title: Beyond 2020: Envisioning the Future of Universities in America (The ACE Series on Higher Education)
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Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (February 16, 2009)
Pages: 240

Beyond 2020: Envisioning the Future of Universities in America (The ACE Series on Higher Education) by Alexander W. Astin,Helen Astin,Jay Box,Technical College System,President Emerita Vivian Bull,John Carmody,Robert C. Cloud Professor of Educational Administration Baylor University,Karen Fox,H Stephen Gardner,Larry Gerber,Randy Livingston,Daniel McGee,Andrew L. Meyer,James G. Neal,Stephen Joel Trachtenberg,President William Underwood,Claire Van Ummersen,Ronald Vanden Dorpel,President Nancy L. Zimpher,Mary Landon Darden



Anyone who reads Beyond 2020 is going to have a different understanding of education than they had prior to reading it. (Bernard Rapoport, former chair of the University of Texas System Board of Regents). Beyond 2020: Envisioning the Future University brings to the forefront critical pieces of the higher education puzzle and offers a collection of interviews from some of the most diverse, innovative and experienced individuals in the academic world. Change is necessary and those who value our country's future should make this must reading. The contributors to Beyond 2020 bring a multitude of experience and perspective to the discussion about the future of higher education. Their wisdom and foresight provide valuable guidance for university leaders working to address challenges and seize the opportunities that will position their institutions for success in the 21st century.

Higher education experts in a host of fields project into the future and paint a clear picture of the future university. Nearly two dozen scholars, including James Duderstadt and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, provide the most detailed road map yet to the perils and promise of the Information Age-as it directly applies to academia. This is a collection of refreshingly frank opinions and observations from forward-thinking experts on the front lines with the best views on how to prepare the healthiest possible institution of tomorrow

Higher education experts in a host of fields project into the future and paint a clear picture of the future university. Nearly two dozen scholars, including James Duderstadt and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, provide the most detailed road map yet to the perils and promise of the Information Age as it directly applies to academia. This is a collection of refreshingly frank opinions and observations from forward-thinking experts on the front lines with the best views on how to prepare the healthiest possible institution of tomorrow  .

The future is a difficult thing to predict. Still, looking at the decisions being made today, our live chat panel posit on what the future might hold for higher education institutions. Lance Fortnow, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Northwestern University. Martin Hughes, writer, The University Blog. Sean Ruston, chair, The Aldwych Group. head of Policy, University Alliance. Tamson Pietsch, lecturer in imperial history, Brunel University. Johnny Rich, founder, Push, an independent guide to UK universities. Joyce Canaan, professor of sociology, Birmingham City University.

The formation of a Commission on the Future of Higher Education, also known as the Spellings Commission, was announced on September 19, 2005, by . Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings

Educational Studies, Claremont Graduate University, 150 E. Tenth Street, Claremont, CA 91711, USA, scott. edu (College Students) Michael N. Bastedo, P. Center for Higher and Postsecondary Education, School of Education, 2108C SEB, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1259, USA, bastedoh. edu (Organization and Administration) Linda Serra Hagedorn, P. Department of Educational Leadership Studies, Iowa. Canada R3T 2N2, [email protected] ca (Curriculum and Instruction) Robert K. Toutkoushian, P. Institute of Higher Education, Meigs Hall, Room 114, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA, [email protected] edu (Finance and Economics) Linda Eisenmann, P. Ofce of the Provost, Wheaton College, 26 E. Main Street, Norton, MA 02766, USA, eisenmann lindatoncollege.

John Thelin Professor in the College of Education, University of Kentucky. The Evolving Relationship Between Colleges and Universities. Funding is often used as an incentive for institutions to pursue this type of development. In 10 years’ time, instructors who cannot learn to move beyond simply providing information to students will be replaced by technology, as the entire higher education landscape shifts towards a focus on competency and lifelong learning. Traditional Instructors Will Remain, But Online Learning Heralds a New Breed.

United States of America has one of the most effective educational systems in the world because it ensures quality to the children of the country. The system is highly sophisticated and constructed with special care given to the educational needs of the student community. The Federal Government has enforced strict laws to make sure that each and every person is benefited with basic knowledge regardless of their financial conditions. Entry Level Education Children in the United States enter public education through pre-schools and kindergarten at the age of 3, although it is not mandatory. The Head Start Pre-School funded by the Federal Government caters to the requirements of kids belonging to low income families. Education In School The schooling years begin in August-September, just after the summer season.

In a world progressing with dizzying acceleration into the Information Age, the slow, measured approach of the traditional university can place administrator, faculty member, and student alike at a disadvantage. To move into this brave new world, the academic animal needs tools. Beyond 2020: Envisioning the Future of Universities in America is that tool. Higher education experts in a host of fields project into the future and paint a clear picture of the future university. Nearly two dozen scholars, including James Duderstadt and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, provide the most detailed road map yet to the perils and promise of the Information Age―as it directly applies to academia.This is a collection of refreshingly frank opinions and observations from forward-thinking experts on the front lines with the best views on how to prepare the healthiest possible institution of tomorrow. It is something akin to an academic prophesy, but grounded in the expertise of a combined several centuries' worth of higher education experience.
Reviews: 4
elegant stranger
In a full disclosure mode, I'm the author's husband, so I'm obviously biased. However, I can tell you that Dr. Darden spent nearly two years identifying, tracking down, contacting and working with some of the top, most universally recognized experts in each aspect of the field of higher education. She asked them tough, thoughtful questions ... questions she'd pondered for several years prior to writing the book. She did her homework, she endlessly polished and crafted the content, and the end result is a book that has been strongly endorsed academics and administrators alike. It's even being used as a textbook at Harvard University. I'm not sure you can ask much more of a book!
Delari
Yes, discussing financial woes and state interference are important. But there must also be room for a bold view of the future. And if we cannot dream in the university context, where will we dream? I have read Darden's book, and, although I do not agree with everything her interviewees say, I applaud her for asking the questions in the first place. The people interviewed in this book are not newcomers to the field of higher education: they have many years of experience and should be taken seriously, whether you agree with their comments or not. Where could the university end up fifteen, twenty years or more down the road? This book should be read by groups interested in the subject all over America and discussed at length, not ridiculed.
Gholbirius
What a great idea for a book! Poll the leading scholars and presidents to try and predict the future of the university in a global economy and global information market. Whither go shared governance in the age of the corporatization of college life?! If you care about the future of the university, you will read this book.
Faezahn
Mary Darden is bold enough to pose the right questions to some of the best minds in university education. Stimulating, forward-thinking ideas are expressed in this tome. It should be required reading in post-secondary education courses.