How to Answer the Utilitarian Assault on Higher Education?

LW Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Missions & Responsibilities

GROWING PRESSURES TO ADOPT UTILITARIAN MISSION Across the country, state governors and governing boards are demanding that undergraduate education focus on the preparation of students for immediate jobs, thus promoting vocationalism above all other purposes of education, in fact, often to the exclusion of all other purposes. • In some cases, governors suggest making state funding for public universities dependent …

Developed Universities and the Developing World: Opportunities and Obligations

GK Challenges, Chapters and other contributions, Financial Resources, Governance and leadership, Missions & Responsibilities

Among the scores of books written during the past decade about globalization — so many, in fact, that  some by different authors bear the same title 1 — none has captured as many readers as Thomas L.  Freidman’s The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (2005). It has sold several million copies