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American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century, fourth edition

Social, Political, and Economic Challenges

First published in 1999, American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century offered a comprehensive introduction to the central issues facing American colleges and universities. This thoroughly revised edition brings the classic volume up to date. The contributors have rewritten every chapter to address major changes in higher education, including the rise of organized social movements, the problem of income inequality and stratification, and the growth of for-profit and distance education. Three new chapters cover information technology, community colleges, and teaching and learning.

This edition seeks to capture several crucial dynamics in the nexus of higher education and society. Placing higher education within its social and political contexts, the contributors discuss finance, federal and state governance, faculty, students, curriculum, and academic leadership. They also grapple with growing concerns about the future of the academy and reflect more deeply on the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity within higher education.

No other book covers such wide-ranging issues under the broader theme of higher education’s relationship to society. Highly acclaimed and incorporating cutting-edge research, American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century is now more useful and engaging than ever.

Contributors: Michael N. Bastedo, Philip G. Altbach, Patricia J. Gumport, Benjamin Baez, Peter Riley Bahr, Joy Blanchard, Corbin M. Campbell, Melanie E. Corrigan, Peter D. Eckel, Roger L. Geiger, Lawrence E. Gladieux, Sara Goldrick-Rab, Jillian Leigh Gross, D. Bruce Johnstone, Adrianna Kezar, Jacqueline E. King, Aims C. McGuinness, Jr., Michael Mumper, Anna Neumann, Robert M. O’Neil, Laura W. Perna, Gary Rhoades, Roman Ruiz, Lauren Schudde, Sheila Slaughter, Daryl G. Smith

About the Authors

Michael N. Bastedo is a professor of education and the director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. He is the editor of The Organization of Higher Education: Managing Colleges for a New Era. Philip G. Altbach is a research professor and the founding director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. He is the author of Global Perspectives on Higher Education. Patricia J. Gumport is a professor of education, the vice-provost for graduate education, and the director of the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research at Stanford University. She is the editor of Sociology of Higher Education: Contributions and Their Contexts.

Reviews

"... this fourth edition of the book has been thoroughly revised and offers a comprehensive introduction to the central issues facing higher education in the United States today."

- IAU Horizons

Endorsements

"Anyone who wants an in-depth introduction to U.S. higher education and its history, current issues, and trends should read this book, especially those new in the ranks of college faculty, administrators, and trustees; legislators and lobbyists; and personnel in state and federal agencies, accrediting bodies, and associations. Prior editions have fostered wonderful discussion in my graduate courses in higher education administration. The book would serve programs around the globe that have a course comparing higher education systems; this text will help people understand the American 'non-system.'"

- Alan C. Frantz, Idaho State University
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The Organization of Higher Education

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World Class Worldwide

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Asian Universities

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Academic Fault Lines

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In Defense of American Higher Education

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