Remaking the American University: Market-Smart and Mission-Centered

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Index
accountability: assessment as, 143– 147; calls for, 144; external, 147; faculty, 15, 146; graduation rates as measure of, 42; higher education and, 144; improvement and, 147–149; institutional, 145; markets and, 38–40; price, 35–38; promises of, 145; for student performance, 146
admissions: alternative processes for, 32; budgets for, 34; consultants for, 34; effect of choices on students, 33–34; excess of applicants and, 54; for full-time students, 35, 36; influences on, 35, 36; marketing and, 34–35; need-blind, 54; for part-time students, 37; price fixing and, 47– 48; selective, 47; for working students, 36–37
admissions arms race, 32–50, 199, 201; market and, 11; proposals for ameliorating, 46–50
affirmative action, 9, 166–167, 181
Alverno College, 44
American Association of Higher Education, 35
American Association of University Women, 212
American College Testing (ACT) program, 34, 145
Amherst College, 54
assessment: as accountability, 143– 147; allocation of resources and, 146; budget decisions and, 146; external, 152; faculty resistance to, 145; learning, 152; of learning outcomes, 145; mandated, 146; mistrust of available measures, 146; organized programs of, 144; policies, 145; program structure, 150; standardized, 145; of student learning, 151; tasks assigned to administrative staff, 147; workshops, 146
athletics, intercollegiate: change in mission of, 58; commercialization of, 58; selective admissions and, 12; women’s, 182
audits: advantages of, 158–160; auditors for, 156–157, 159; countermarket example, 159–160; debriefing and, 157; faculty involvement in, 159; of quality process, 156–160; respect for diversity and, 159; self-studies and, 156; steps for, 156–157; workshops and, 156

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • 1 - Introduction- the Diminishing of Public Purpose 1
  • 2 - The Lattice and the Ratchet 15
  • 3 - The Admissions Arms Race 32
  • 4 - On Being Mission-Centered and Market-Smart 51
  • 5 - To Publish and Perish 69
  • 6 - A Value Proposition 86
  • 7 - Thwarted Innovation 101
  • 8 - Who Owns Teaching? 123
  • 9 - Making Educational Quality Job One 139
  • 10 - Not Good Enough 161
  • 11 - Crafting a Public Agenda 180
  • 12 - Dancing with Change 198
  • References 219
  • Index 223
  • About the Authors 233
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