Higher Education beyond Job Creation

Higher Education beyond Job Creation : Universities, Citizenship, and Community

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In Higher Education beyond Job Creation, Thomas A. Bryer identifies the historical trends, current challenges, and future possibilities for higher education institutions to play an active and measurable role in strengthening communities and citizens. Through mini and extended case studies and carefully designed recommendations for institutional change, this book is a resource for policymakers, higher education administrators, and scholars concerned about the future of the institution and its role in society.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 158 pages
  • 154 x 229 x 14mm | 249g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1 Tables, unspecified; 8 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0739196340
  • 9780739196342

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Higher Education Narratives and the Good Life
Chapter 2: Civic Decline, Lust for Growth, and Weak Community
Chapter 3: Higher Education Reforms
Chapter 4: SEE DEMOS: Student Empowered Education; Democratizing Education for Members of Society
Chapter 5: Example of Pedagogy: Joined up Service Learning
Chapter 6: Example of Institutional Design: Sustained Partnerships with Community
Chapter 7: A New Model for Higher Education: A Partner in Building Strong, Social, Economic, and Democratic Communities
Chapter 8: Band of Brothers
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This is a timely and vital contribution for those who take seriously the public purposes of higher education. Grounded within the philosophical roots of education in a democracy, each chapter inspires new thought and provides concrete recommendations for faculty, administrators and public policy. Concepts such as `return on engagement' and the `multiple narratives of higher education' have the potential to reframe our work in important ways by bringing heightened attention to the role of colleges and universities as citizens in the twenty-first century. -- Julie A Hatcher, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Higher Education beyond Job Creation offers a clear and compelling review of the programs and strategies at one university designed to embed civic learning and engagement across the student experience. It will inspire presidents, faculty of all disciplines, and staff interested in educating for community and global engagement. -- Nancy Thomas, Tufts University
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About Thomas A. Bryer

Thomas A. Bryer is associate professor in the School of Public Administration and director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management at the University of Central Florida.
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