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- DescriptionForty years after Clark Kerr coined the term 'multiversity', the American research university has continued to evolve into a complex force for social and ecomic good. This volume provides a unique opportunity to explore the current state of the research university system. Charles M. Vest, one of the leading advocates for automy for American higher education, offers a multifaceted view of the university at the beginning of a new century. With a complex mission and funding structure, the university finds its international openness challenged by new security concerns and its ability to contribute to worldwide opportunity through sharing and collaboration dramatically expanded by the Internet. In particular, Vest addresses the need to nurture broad access to our universities and stay true to the fundamental mission of creating opportunity.
- Author BiographyCharles M. Vest is President Emeritus and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is author of Pursuing the Endless Frontier: Essays on MIT and the Role of Research Universities and Holographic Interferometry.
- Author(s)Charles M. Vest
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication01/06/2007
- SubjectAdult & Further Education
- Series TitleThe Clark Kerr Lectures on the Role of Higher Education in Society
- Series Part/Volume Number1
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight45 g
- Width140 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsCloth over boards
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