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

Social, Political, and Economic Challenges

Now in its fifth edition! An indispensable reference for anyone concerned with the future of American colleges and universities.

Whether it is advances in information technology, organized social movements, or racial inequality and social class stratification, higher education serves as a lens for examining significant issues within American society. First published in 1998, American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century offers a comprehensive introduction to the complex realities of American higher education, including its history, financing, governance, and relationship with the states and federal government.

This thoroughly revised edition brings the classic volume completely up to date. Each chapter has been rewritten to address major recent issues in higher education, including the COVID-19 pandemic, the movement for racial justice, and turmoil in the for-profit sector. Three entirely new chapters cover broad-access colleges, race and racism, and organized social movements. Reflecting on the implications of ethnic and socioeconomic diversity within higher education, the book also grapples with growing concerns about the responsiveness and future of the academy.

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, Peter Riley Bahr, Joy Blanchard, Julia Brickfield, Michael Brown, Katherine S. Cho, Daniela Conde, Charles H. F. Davis III, Hans de Wit, Peter D. Eckel, Martin Finkelstein, Denisa Gándara, Liliana M. Garces, Roger L. Geiger, Leslie D. Gonzales, Jillian Leigh Gross, Jessica Harris, Nicholas Hillman, Julia Rose Karpicz, Robert Kelchen, Adrianna Kezar, Lisa R. Lattuca, Demetri Morgan, Rebecca Natow, Anna Neumann, Audrey Peek, Laura W. Perna, Gary Rhoades, Tykeia N. Robinson, Roman Ruiz, Wonson Ryu, Lauren T. Schudde, Jeffrey C. Sun, David A. Tandberg

About the Authors

Michael N. Bastedo (ANN ARBOR, MI) is a professor of education and associate dean in 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 (CHESTNUT HILL, MA) 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 (STANFORD, CA) is a professor of education and the director of the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research at Stanford University. She is the author of Academic Fault Lines: Rise of Industry Logic in Public Higher Education and the editor of Sociology of Higher Education: Contributions and Their Contexts.

Endorsements

"Bastedo, Gumport, and Altbach have delivered on crafting an updated version of American Higher Education that is highly relevant to academia in 2021, one that will remain a fundamental text for students of higher education for years to come. The fifth edition succeeds in bringing up to date the issues, trends, and challenges that higher education faces today while retaining all the strengths of the previous volume, including consistently clear writing and arguments that are situated in the literature and firmly grounded in data. Bravo!"

- Joshua Kim, Dartmouth College, coauthor of Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education
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