The Future of Higher Education: Rhetoric, Reality, and the Risks of the Market
September 2004, Jossey-Bass
1. Higher Education in the Grip of Transforming Change.
2. The New Competition.
3. The Coming of the Market.
4. The Growing Gap Between Public Needs and the Reality of Higher Education.
5. The Public, Political Leaders, and the Academy View Higher Education.
6. Creating a Thoughtful Market.
7. Autonomy, Accountability, and the New Compact.
8. Who Is Responsible for Student Learning?
9. Expanding Access and Success.
10. Competitive Grants for Teaching and Institutional Service.
11. College and University Strategies for the New Era.
12. A Decade of Opportunity.
Lara Couturier is the associate director and director of research for the Futures Project.
Jamie Scurry is a research associate for the Futures Project.
--James J. Duderstadt, president emeritus, University Professor of Science and Engineering, the University of Michigan
“Books about the competitive, market-oriented nature of
contemporary higher education are becoming common enough to
constitute a new genre in both the scholarly and the popular
literature on the topic. But this book is different and much richer
than most. The authors begin with an analysis of the higher
education market and of the perils of ignoring it. But they do not
stop there. They caution us that the transition to a
market-oriented system is inevitable. However, the current
drift toward a market-oriented system, they argue, is
dangerous for higher education itself and for the larger society.
Instead of ignoring the market, higher education leaders need to
work with political leaders to fashion a more thoughtful, workable
--Clara M. Lovett, president, American Association for Higher Education
“Frank Newman and colleagues have done it again. Thirty
years ago, he was the visionary who foretold the coming
transformation of higher education and its policy implications via
the now classic federal Newman Commission report. In this volume,
he describes the profound changes the years ahead will bring to
postsecondary education and the ways colleges and universities need
to respond. This fresh and compelling volume is essential reading,
a survival guide for all who work in higher education or care about
--Arthur Levine, president, Teachers College, Columbia University
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