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Conclusion

Conclusion  

Goldie Blumenstyk

in American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
13 November 2014
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199374090.003.0006
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Should we be optimistic about the future of higher education in America? In May 2014, Gallup reported results of the first of five planned annual surveys on the state of American ... More
ConclusionCampus Politics at the Administrative University

Conclusion: Campus Politics at the Administrative University  

Jonathan Zimmerman

in Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
29 September 2016
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190627393.003.0008
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On May 31, 1969, Wellesley College’s first-ever elected class speaker delivered a short set of remarks at its 91st commencement exercises. She had been preceded at the podium by ... More
Costs, Spending, and Debt

Costs, Spending, and Debt  

Goldie Blumenstyk

in American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
13 November 2014
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199374090.003.0003
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How much does America spend on higher education, and how has that changed over time? Higher education is big business. The nearly $500 billion in revenues generated annually by ... More
Diversity and Its Discontents

Diversity and Its Discontents  

Jonathan Zimmerman

in Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
29 September 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190627393.003.0004
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Have American universities become more diverse? Of course they have. The number of black college students in the United States tripled between 1976 and 2012; during that span, ... More
How did that Make You Feel?Psychology and Campus Politics

How did that Make You Feel?: Psychology and Campus Politics  

Jonathan Zimmerman

in Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
29 September 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190627393.003.0007
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When did the psychology of college students become a public issue? Adults have always been anxious about the well-being of the young; in many ways, that’s our job. But until the ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Goldie Blumenstyk

in American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
13 November 2014
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199374090.003.0001
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Is higher education in America in crisis? Over the past thirty years, the price of college has gone up faster than prices of almost all other goods and services. Student debt is at ... More
IntroductionMaking Sense Of Campus Politics

Introduction: Making Sense Of Campus Politics  

Jonathan Zimmerman

in Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
29 September 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190627393.003.0001
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In November 2015, America’s college campuses witnessed one of the sharpest bursts of student protest since the 1960s. An email about racially offensive Halloween costumes at Yale sparked an ... More
The Politics of Professors and Students

The Politics of Professors and Students  

Jonathan Zimmerman

in Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
29 September 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190627393.003.0002
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Are American professors mostly liberal? Yes. But you knew that already. What you didn’t know, perhaps, is that 43 percent of professors oppose affirmative action for ... More
Professorial Speech and The Fate of Academic Freedom

Professorial Speech and The Fate of Academic Freedom  

Jonathan Zimmerman

in Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
29 September 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190627393.003.0005
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What is academic freedom? Here’s what it isn’t: a license for professors do whatever they want. Consider the case of James Tracy, a tenured associate professor of communications ... More
The Question of “Political Correctness”

The Question of “Political Correctness”  

Jonathan Zimmerman

in Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
29 September 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190627393.003.0003
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What is political correctness? Once upon a time, in the mid-1980s, a left-leaning cabal of social engineers captured the American university. And not just the classrooms and ... More
Student BodiesPolicing Sex on College Campuses

Student Bodies: Policing Sex on College Campuses  

Jonathan Zimmerman

in Campus Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
29 September 2016
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12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780190627393.003.0006
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What is in loco parentis? In loco parentis means, literally, “in place of a parent.” And for most of our history, universities acted as one. They made all ... More
Students

Students  

Goldie Blumenstyk

in American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
13 November 2014
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199374090.003.0002
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Who goes to college in America? The population of the United States is far better educated today than it has ever been, and by some measures, that’s a national success story. In ... More
What’s Ahead

What’s Ahead  

Goldie Blumenstyk

in American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
13 November 2014
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199374090.003.0005
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What does “disruption” mean when it comes to the future of higher education? In this period of what might be considered higher education’s era of the re-set, “disruption” may well ... More
Who’s in Charge? Leadership Pressures— From Within and Without

Who’s in Charge? Leadership Pressures— From Within and Without  

Goldie Blumenstyk

in American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know®

Published in Print: 
13 November 2014
Published Online: 
12 November 2020
DOI: 
10.1093/wentk/9780199374090.003.0004
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How are colleges run? Is their unusual practice of “shared governance” in danger? Public and private colleges are run by the governing boards that have fiduciary responsibility for ... More

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