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By Richard A. DeMillo

ISBN-10: 0262015803

ISBN-13: 9780262015806

Nearly all of American students attend thousand or so inner most and public associations that would be defined because the Middle--reputable academic associations, yet no longer thought of equivalent to the elite and entrenched higher echelon of the Ivy League and different prestigious faculties. Richard DeMillo has a caution for those schools and universities within the heart: in the event you don't swap, you are heading for irrelevance and marginalization. In Abelard to Apple, DeMillo argues that those associations, clinging precariously to a centuries-old version of upper schooling, are ignoring the social, old, and financial forces at paintings in modern day global. within the age of iTunes, open resource software program, and for-profit on-line universities, there are new principles for better schooling. DeMillo, who has spent years in either academia andin undefined, explains how greater schooling arrived at its present parlous nation and gives a highway map for the twenty-first century. He describes the evolving version for greater schooling, from ecu universities established on a medieval version to American land-grant schools to Apple's iTunes U and MIT's OpenCourseWare. He deals ten ideas to aid faculties reinvent themselves (including "Don't romanticize your weaknesses") and argues for a spotlight on educating undergraduates. DeMillo's message--for faculties and universities, scholars, alumni, mom and dad, employers, and politicians--is that any university or collage can swap direction if it defines a compelling worth proposition (one no longer dependent in "institutional envy" of Harvard and Berkeley) and imagines an establishment that provides it.

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