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Designing the New American University

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781421417233
Author(s): Michael M. Crow
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2015
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Dimensions: 152 x 32 x 229 (w x l x h)
Pages: 360
Pages: 18

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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 w
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