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作者 Rojstaczer, Stuart
書名 Gone for Good : Tales of University Life after the Golden Age
出版項 Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1999
©1999
國際標準書號 9780195352054 (electronic bk.)
9780195126822
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (200 pages)
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附註 Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Introduction: why no one seems to know, even my mother, what I do at work -- SECTION ONE: Undergraduate Life -- 2 Lowering the Bar: why we have such low intellectual expectations for students even though they could easily do more -- 3 The Prestige Business: what services the university provides students and why we charge so much for tuition -- 4 Shortening the Yellow Brick Road: why we have made college easier, yet no one seems to mind or care -- 5 The Sports Machine: how universities entertain their students and alumni and why and how we've crossed the line of good judgment -- SECTION TWO: Research and Graduate Education -- 6 Heart and Soul: why graduate students are often more important than professors -- 7 Grants or Goodbye: why we spend so much time writing our grant proposals -- 8 Why Research?: what professors do when they don't teach and why they do it -- SECTION THREE: Campus Politics -- 9 Matchmaking: how we hire and why we move to other universities -- 10 The End of the Golden Age: why the era of exponential growth has ended and why it's a good thing that it's over -- 11 Shaking the Tree: why universities are increasingly turning to alumni, foundations and corporations, and what they will and will not do in exchange for money -- 12 You've Got to Believe: why we blindly follow the latest trends in academic fashion even though it makes us look ridiculous -- 13 The Fifty Percent Solution: why there are so few female professors, and why there aren't likely to be more in the foreseeable future -- 14 Making Adjustments: how to adapt to the life of a professor without getting too crazy -- 15 Getting Tenure: what it takes to get tenure, why standards have risen, and why they will continue to rise -- 16 Rolling the Dice: why the American university is still valuable even though it looks to be in such a mess
1. Introductionwhy no one seems to know, even my mother, what I do at workSection One: Undergraduate Life 2. Lowering the Barwhy we have such low intellectual expectations for students even though they could easily do more3. The Prestige Businesswhat services the university provides students and why we charge so much for tuition4. Shortening the Yellow Brick Roadwhy we have made college easier, yet no one seems to mind or care5. The Sports Machinehow universities entertain their students and alumni and why and how we've crossed the line of good judgmentSection Two: Research and Graduate Education 6. Heart & Soulwhy graduate students are often more important than professors7. Grants or Goodbyewhy we spend so much time writing grant proposals8. Why Research?what professors do when they don't teach and why they do itSection Three: Campus Politics 9. Matchmakinghow we hire and why we move to other universities10. The End of the Golden Agewhy the era of exponential growth has ended and why it's a good thing that it's over11. Shaking the Treewhy universities are increasingly turning to alumni, foundations and corporations, and what they will and will not do in exchange for money12. You've Got to Believewhy we blindly follow the latest trends in academic fashion even though it makes us look ridiculous13. The Fifty Percent Solutionwhy there are so few female professors, and why there aren't likely to be more in the foreseeable future14. Making Adjustmentshow to adapt to the life of a professor without getting too crazy15. Getting Tenurewhat it takes to get tenure, why standards have risen, and why they will continue to rise16. Rolling the Dicewhy the American university is still valuable even though it looks to be in such a mess
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Rojstaczer, Stuart Gone for Good : Tales of University Life after the Golden Age Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated,c1999 9780195126822
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