208 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, notes, index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-4686-2
Published: September 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-4687-9
Published: July 2018
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About the Authors
Holden Thorp is editor-in-chief for the Science family of journals.
For more information about Holden Thorp, visit the Author Page.
Buck Goldstein is professor emeritus and University Entrepreneur in Residence in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For more information about Buck Goldstein, visit the Author Page.
"Compelling.... Thorp and Goldstein outline a blueprint for trustees, presidents, faculty and students to follow to rebuild higher education for a new century."--Jeffrey J. Selingo, Washington Post
What can higher education do to reverse public and political skepticism about it--even hostility toward it? More than anything, say Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein, American higher education must work to restore the compact that has long underpinned it--a tacit agreement in which academe produces knowledge and well-educated citizens in exchange for stable public investment and the autonomy to get on with its job."--The Chronicle of Higher Education
"A challenging but arguably hopeful outlook on issues facing higher education in the United States. Given its rationale and recommendations, the book reads much like a strategic plan for higher education leaders."--College and University
"Critics of higher education should read the book in the spirit it was written, that of building bridges and beginning a conversation about the best way forward for higher education."--Jenna A. Robinson, The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal
"American higher education has long enjoyed intricate partnerships with government and society, but in recent decades, those have frayed. Thorp and Goldstein offer penetrating insights about the challenges faced as well as a comprehensive prescription for a new and enduring compact."--Mary Sue Coleman, president, Association of American Universities
"U.S. higher education critics complain that tuitions are too high, while students are terrified they will have too much debt without the twenty-first-century job skills to pay it off. Thorp and Goldstein argue convincingly that innovation and entrepreneurial approaches can reengineer, reenergize, and reposition the sector to be the undisputed best in the world."—Michael L. Lomax, president & CEO, United Negro College Fund