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Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century
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Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century



January 2003 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Published in Association with American Academy of Political and Social Science

Higher education plays a significant role in shaping our cultural identity. Yet, in this ever-changing world, it's important to consider what adjustments American universities are making-or need to make-to meet the dynamic societal requirements.

Change is often challenging for large institutions, and academia is no different. The contributors to this issue of The Annals take a hard look at current changes in higher education and propose further modification for the American university in the coming decades.

The issue opens with a blueprint for change that looks at the impact of current social concerns and ways that universities can respond to those concerns. The remaining articles include topics on land-grant universities, urban universities, the corporatization of the university, the focus on institution management, equal opportunity for higher education, the influence of fraternities and sororities, trends in postsecondary science, distance learning, the social context of applied science, tertiary education in Europe, reengineering of education, and a review of literature of higher education.

It's fitting that this issue of The Annals, which examines the transformations of higher education, includes some changes of its own. Beginning with this first issue of 2003, The Annals has launched a new layout and design. Readers will find the journal easier to use; and the design changes also signify undergoing transformations within the academy itself. The academy has renewed and reinvigorated its commitment-as its 1891 charter proclaims-to "promote the progress of the political and social sciences."

Victor Hugo has been attributed with the quotation, "Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots." This issue is devoted to change in the American university; and the improvements to the design and layout of The Annals reflect the academy's dedication to its core philosophy.


Robert W. Pearson
Editorial: A New Look at The American Academy of Political and Social Science
A New Look at The American Academy of Political and Social Science
A New Look at The American Academy of Political and Social Science
Roger Benjamin
The Environment of American Higher Education: A Constellation of Changes
The Environment of American Higher Education: A Constellation of Changes
The Environment of American Higher Education: A Constellation of Changes
George R. Mcdowell
Engaged Universities: Lessons from the Land-Grant Universities and Extension
Gerry Riposa
Urban Universities: Meeting the Needs of Students
Henry Steck
Corporatization of the University: Seeking Conceptual Clarity
William L. Waugh, Jr.
Issues in University Governance: More "Professional" and Less Academic
Michael Mumper
The Future of College Access: The Declining Role of Public Higher Education in Promoting Equal Opportunity
Guillermo De Los Reyes and Paul Rich
Housing Students: Fraternities and Residential Colleges
Housing Students: Fraternities and Residential Colleges
Housing Students: Fraternities and Residential Colleges
David D. Kumar
Trends in Postsecondary Science in the United States
Cheol H. Oh
Information Communication Technology and the New University: A View on eLearning
Ming Ivory
The Social Context of Applied Science: A Model Undergraduate Program
Heather Field
Integrating Tertiary Education in Europe
Roger Green
Markets, Management, and "Reengineering" Higher Education
Norma Contreras and Paul Rich
The Literature of Higher Education

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