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Precipice Or Crossroads

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Author: Daniel Mark Fogel
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 143844494X
Size: 46.65 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 362
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Book Description: Comprehensive treatment of the challenges faced by America’s public research universities, and of what those challenges may mean for the nation.


Land Grant Universities For The Future

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Author: Stephen M. Gavazzi
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421426862
Size: 52.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Book Description: Land-grant colleges and universities occupy a special place in the landscape of American higher education. Publicly funded agricultural and technical educational institutions were first founded in the mid-nineteenth century with the Morrill Act, which established land grants to support these schools. They include such prominent names as Cornell, Maryland, Michigan State, MIT, Ohio State, Penn State, Rutgers, Texas A&M, West Virginia University, Wisconsin, and the University of California—in other words, four dozen of the largest and best public universities in America. Add to this a number of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and tribal colleges—in all, almost 300 institutions. Their mission is a democratic and pragmatic one: to bring science, technology, agriculture, and the arts to the American people. In this book, Stephen M. Gavazzi and E. Gordon Gee discuss present challenges to and future opportunities for these institutions. Drawing on interviews with 27 college presidents and chancellors, Gavazzi and Gee explore the strengths and weaknesses of land-grant universities while examining the changing threats they face. Arguing that the land-grant university of the twenty-first century is responsible to a wide range of constituencies, the authors also pay specific attention to the ways these universities meet the needs of the communities they serve. Ultimately, the book suggests that leaders and supporters should become more fiercely land-grant in their orientation; that is, they should work to more vigorously uphold their community-focused missions through teaching, research, and service-oriented activities. Combining extensive research with Gee’s own decades of leadership experience, Land-Grant Universities for the Future argues that these schools are the engine of higher education in America—and perhaps democracy’s best hope. This book should be of great interest to faculty members and students, as well as those parents, legislators, policymakers, and other area stakeholders who have a vested interest in the well-being of America’s original public universities.


Designing The New American University

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Author: Michael M. Crow
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 1421417243
Size: 16.78 MB
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Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 360
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Book Description: America’s research universities consistently dominate global rankings but may be entrenched in a model that no longer accomplishes their purposes. With their multiple roles of discovery, teaching, and public service, these institutions represent the gold standard in American higher education, but their evolution since the nineteenth century has been only incremental. The need for a new and complementary model that offers accessibility to an academic platform underpinned by knowledge production is critical to our well-being and economic competitiveness. Michael Crow, president of Arizona State University and an outspoken advocate for reinventing the public research university, conceived the New American University model when he moved from Columbia University to Arizona State in 2002. Following a comprehensive reconceptualization spanning more than a decade, ASU has emerged as an international academic and research powerhouse that serves as the foundational prototype for the new model. Crow has led the transformation of ASU into an egalitarian institution committed to academic excellence, inclusiveness to a broad demographic, and maximum societal impact. In Designing the New American University, Crow and coauthor William B. Dabars—a historian whose research focus is the American research university—examine the emergence of this set of institutions and the imperative for the new model, the tenets of which may be adapted by colleges and universities, both public and private. Through institutional innovation, say Crow and Dabars, universities are apt to realize unique and differentiated identities, which maximize their potential to generate the ideas, products, and processes that impact quality of life, standard of living, and national economic competitiveness. Designing the New American University will ignite a national discussion about the future evolution of the American research university. -- Bill Clinton, Former President of the United States


Power On The Precipice

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Author: Andrew Imbrie
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300256108
Size: 43.52 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 280
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Book Description: An essential guide to renewing American leadership in a turbulent, polarized, and postdominant world Is America fated to decline as a great power? Can it recover? With absorbing insight and fresh perspective, foreign policy expert Andrew Imbrie provides a road map for bolstering American leadership in an era of turbulence abroad and deepening polarization at home. This is a book about choices: the tough policy trade-offs that political leaders need to make to reinvigorate American money, might, and clout. In the conventional telling, the United States is either destined for continued dominance or doomed to irreversible decline. Imbrie argues instead that the United States must adapt to changing global dynamics and compete more wisely. Drawing on the author’s own experience as an adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, as well as on interviews and comparative studies of the rise and fall of nations, this book offers a sharp look at American statecraft and the United States’ place in the world today.


Focus On Dance

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Size: 80.59 MB
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Category : Dance
Languages : en
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Crossroads

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Author: Matthew M. Degennaro
Publisher: Inner Vision Press
ISBN: 0956883346
Size: 63.70 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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Book Description: Angelo DeMarra is an Italian-American with a normal life: wife, son, car, day job, apart from one thing. When he is hanged and nearly killed as a child, it set him on a course that would change his life forever. When an aging gypsy fortune teller tells him he only has two weeks to live, Angelo is catapulted into a series of events that will quantum-shift his evolution and shape the very destiny of mankind.


Crossroads Of The Natural World

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Author: Tom Earnhardt
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 146960700X
Size: 80.57 MB
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Category : Nature
Languages : en
Pages : 328
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Book Description: In this richly illustrated love letter to the wild places and natural wonders of North Carolina, Tom Earnhardt, writer and host of UNC-TV's Exploring North Carolina and lifelong conservationist, seamlessly ties deep geological time and forgotten species from our distant past to the unparalleled biodiversity of today. With varied topography and a climate that is simultaneously subtropical, temperate, and subarctic, he shows that North Carolina is a meeting place for living things more commonly found far to the north and south. Highlighting the ways in which the state is a unique ecological crossroads, Earnhardt's research, insightful writing, and stunning photography will both teach and inspire. Crossroads of the Natural World invites readers to engage a variety of topics, including the impacts of invasive species, the importance of forested buffers along our rivers, the role of naturalists, and the challenges facing the state in a time of climate change and sea-level rise. By sharing his own journey of more than sixty years, Earnhardt entices North Carolinians of every age to explore the natural diversity of our state.


Bypaths And Cross Roads

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Author: Jane Ellen Panton
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Size: 28.70 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 287
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Ponderings From The Precipice

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Author: James Conlon
Publisher: Forest of Peace Publishing
ISBN: 9780939516407
Size: 65.57 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 143
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Book Description: Brief reflections containing a sound, expansive spirituality we can integrate into daily living. Each pondering inspires understanding and action that can heal our souls and the Earth--and a soulwork section for concrete ways to further explore and transform.