The book makes clear that even a compelling intellectual vision must always be linked to its embodiment in rhetoric, support structures, and community.
Author: Mark William Roche
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
In Realizing the Distinctive University: Vision and Values, Strategy and Culture, Mark William Roche changes the terms of the debate about American higher education. A former dean of the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Notre Dame, Roche argues for the importance of an institutional vision, not simply a brand, and while he extols the value of entrepreneurship, he defines it in contrast to the corporate drive toward commercialization and demands for business management models. Using the history of the German university to assess the need for, and implementation of, distinctive visions at American colleges and universities, Roche's own vision benefits from his deep connection to both systems as well as his experience in the trenches working to realize the special mission of an American Catholic university. Roche makes a significant contribution by delineating means for moving such an institution from vision to implementation. Roche provides a road map to creating a superb arts and sciences college within a major research university and offers a rich analysis of five principles that have shaped the modern American university: flexibility, competition, incentives, accountability, and community. He notes the challenges and problems that surface with these categories and includes ample illustration of both best practices and personal missteps. The book makes clear that even a compelling intellectual vision must always be linked to its embodiment in rhetoric, support structures, and community. Throughout this unique and appealing contribution to the literature on higher education, Roche avoids polemic and remains optimistic about the ways in which a faculty member serving in administration can make a positive difference. Realizing the Distinctive University is a must read for academic administrators, faculty members interested in the inner workings of the university, and graduate students and scholars of higher education.
Bok, Our Underachieving Colleges, 57. 15. Barnett, Being a University, 1. 16.
Sternberg, What Universities Can Be. 17. Davidson, New Education, 6. 18.
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Author: David J. Staley
Publisher: JHU Press
How can we re-envision the university? Too many examples of what passes for educational innovation todayâ€”MOOCs especiallyâ€”focus on transactions, on questions of delivery. In Alternative Universities, David J. Staley argues that modern universities suffer from a poverty of imagination about how to reinvent themselves. Anyone seeking innovation in higher education today should concentrate instead, he says, on the kind of transformational experience universities enact. In this exercise in speculative design, Staley proposes ten models of innovation in higher education that expand our ideas of the structure and scope of the university, suggesting possibilities for what its future might look like. What if the university were designed around a curriculum of seven broad cognitive skills or as a series of global gap year experiences? What if, as a condition of matriculation, students had to major in three disparate subjects? What if the university placed the pursuit of play well above the acquisition and production of knowledge? By asking bold "What if?" questions, Staley assumes that the university is always in a state of becoming and that there is not one "idea of the university" to which all institutions must aspire. This book specifically addresses those engaged in university strategyâ€”university presidents, faculty, policy experts, legislators, foundations, and entrepreneursâ€”those involved in what Simon Marginson calls "university making." Pairing a critique tempered to our current moment with an explanation of how change and disruption might contribute to a new "golden age" for higher education, Alternative Universities is an audacious and essential read.
Collective self-scrutiny, then, is a condition of realizing the university. ... They can
be bland, offering no indication of distinctive purpose; they can be highly specific,
and become checklists for ruling offside any development that might fall ...
Author: Ronald Barnett
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
The University has lost its way. the world needs the university more than ever but for new reasons. If we are to clarify its new role in the world, we need to find a new vocabulary and a new sense of purpose. This book offers nothing less than a fundamental reworking of the way in which we understand the modern university.
What has been implicit in the practice of great Catholic universities has now been made explicit in this fine essay." —Robert Benne, author of Quality with Soul: How Six Premier Colleges and Universities Keep Faith with Their Religious ...
Author: Mark William Roche
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
"A deeply thoughtful articulation of an enduring and appealing ideal. It is an ideal with a resonance beyond the world of Catholic higher education for all in the academy who still respond to the beckoning vision of the ultimate unity of all human knowing and who view it, indeed, as a necessary inspiration if we are to succeed in according to our intellectual activities the sort of seriousness and moral significance they properly deserve." —Francis Oakley, President Emeritus, Williams College "There is a real need, indeed an absolute necessity, for a Catholic university that is true to its religious values. By so being, it makes other, non-Catholic institutions that much better." —E. Gordon Gee, Chancellor, Vanderbilt University "Dean Roche has done a rare thing. He has articulated a sharp and clear Catholic theology of Christian higher education. What has been implicit in the practice of great Catholic universities has now been made explicit in this fine essay." —Robert Benne, author of Quality with Soul: How Six Premier Colleges and Universities Keep Faith with Their Religious Traditions "Catholic identity will mean nothing in the world of higher education if it lacks a genuine intellectual dimension. Mark Roche understands that fundamental fact, tackles the problem directly, and deals with it cogently." —Philip Gleason, author of Contending with Modernity: Catholic Higher Education in the Twentieth Century
The circumstances of the time did not make realizing such intentions easy,
however, as the cases of Hellema and Versteeg demonstrate. Besides these two,
then, no one else was appointed. The law faculty certainly needed replenishment
Author: Arie Theodorus van Deursen
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
"The central theme of this history is the Free University in Amsterdam as a special and private institution founded to provide distinctively Christian higher education. Arie Theodorus van Deursen he recounts the engrossing history of this unique university at its 125th year, using fully documented archival sources to detail the school's ups and downs over the years. He succeeds admirably in fulfilling the task of a historian: making complexity comprehensible."--BOOK JACKET.
Among such former diplomats and political leaders who have followed distinctive
careers in advancing the practice and theory of contemporary conflict ... Louis
Kriesberg and Stuart J. Thorson (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1991)
Author: Louis Kriesberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Early work in conflict resolution and peace research focused on why wars broke out, why they persisted, and why peace agreements failed to endure. Later research has focused on what actions and circumstances have actually averted destructive escalations, stopped the perpetuation of destructive conduct, produced a relatively good conflict transformation, or resulted in an enduring and relatively equitable relationship among former adversaries. This later research, which began in the 1950s, recognizes that conflict is inevitable and is often waged in the name of rectifying injustice. Additionally, it argues that damages can be minimized and gains maximized for various stakeholders in waging and settling conflicts. This theory, which is known as the constructive conflict approach, looks at how conflicts can be waged and resolved so they are broadly beneficial rather than mutually destructive. In this book, Louis Kriesberg, one of the major figures in the school of constructive conflict, looks at major foreign conflict episodes in which the United States has been involved since the onset of the Cold War to analyze when American involvement in foreign conflicts has been relatively effective and beneficial and when it has not. In doing so he analyzes whether the US took constructive approaches to conflict and whether the approach yielded better consequences than more traditional coercive approaches. Realizing Peace helps readers interested in engaging or learning about foreign policy to better understand what has happened in past American involvement in foreign conflicts, to think freshly about better alternatives, and to act in support of more constructive strategies in the future.
Charlie is taking a BSCS-based Advanced Placement course, an online distance
offering by a state university. ... NANCY OLSON Nancy's pleasant home has a
number of fine attributes and one really distinctive feature—her inquiry center.
Author: Bruce Joyce
Publisher: Corwin Press
Keys to building a new generation of courses and schools While many futurists tout the value of teaching students 21st-century skills, bridging the concept with the practice is best accomplished by professional educators. Authors Bruce Joyce and Emily Calhoun know how to actualize the critical reforms that enable schools to prepare students for today's workforce. Specific steps include: Providing technology access to all students to promote equity and engagement Developing hybrid courses that prepare students to meet 21st-century needs Designing professional development that connects technology to teaching Improving literacy instruction Involving teachers, parents, and community members in school leadership
Achieving Undergraduate Excellence, Catholic Education, and Premier
Research University Scholarship ... to “becom[e] a preeminent research
university with a distinctive Catholic mission and an unsurpassed undergraduate
Author: Christian Smith
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
American Catholic universities and colleges are wrestling today with how to develop in ways that faithfully serve their mission in Catholic higher education without either secularizing or becoming sectarian. Major challenges are faced when trying to simultaneously build and sustain excellence in undergraduate teaching, strengthen faculty research and publishing, and deepen the authentically Catholic character of education. This book uses the particular case of the University of Notre Dame to raise larger issues, to make substantive proposals, and thus to contribute to a national conversation affecting all Catholic universities and colleges in the United States (and perhaps beyond) today. Its arguments focus particularly on challenging questions around the recruitment, hiring, and formation of faculty in Catholic universities and colleges.
Hong Kong : LexisNexis and City University of Hong Kong School of Law , 2006 .
Sagasti , Francisco . Towards a human rights ... The distinctive features of a basic
needs approach to development . International Development Review , vol .
Author: United Nations. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Publisher: United Nations Publications
This book is devoted to the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development. It contains a collection of analytical studies of various aspects of the right to development, which include the rule of law and good governance, aid, trade, debt, technology transfer, intellectual property, access to medicines and climate change in the context of an enabling environment at the local, regional and international levels. It also explores the issues of poverty, women and indigenous peoples within the theme of social justice and equity. The book considers the strides that have been made over the years in measuring progress in implementing the right to development and possible ways forward to make the right to development a reality for all in an increasingly fragile, interdependent and ever-changing world.
Leavis ' recognition of the very wide range of ways and objects of realization in
poetry makes it the most flexible term in his critical vocabulary . I noted ... ( in
section ( c ) above ) , from Blake , Keats , Tennyson , Lawrence and Marvell ,
reveal distinctive , often unexpected ... When Leavis defines ' realization ' , in
Education and the University , 52 he insists that it is not a simple or an easily
applied concept .
Author: James Gribble
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book is an attempt to offer a justification for the teaching of literature in schools and universities, and is intended as a contribution to the philosophy of literary education. The issues which Dr Gribble discusses could all be bracketed under the general heading of the relationship between literature and life. The book is written for those readers and teachers of literature who step back from their immediate engagement with a novel, play, or poem and ask such questions as 'What knowledge or understanding, if any, have I gained from the work? Of what significance is the author's intention to my view of the work? What moral value does the work possess? What kinds of feelings or emotions did I experience? How did my identification with certain characters influence my response? In what way did the moral significance or emotional impact depend upon the quality of the writing? What part does critical analysis play in determining the answers to any of these questions?'. Dr Gribble's treatment of these issues is neither technical nor abstract but advanced on the basis of particular examples drawn from a wide range of literature. Written in a lively and lucid style the book will interest all serious readers of literature, although it is primarily directed at those who teach literature in schools, colleges, and universities and who are necessarily concerned with the educative value of reading and discussing literature.
Solving the Strategy Delusion matters to anyone interested in realising strategy in the 21st century. The book challenges conventional and 'delusional' approaches to strategy.
Author: M. Stigter
Solving the Strategy Delusion matters to anyone interested in realising strategy in the 21st century. The book challenges conventional and 'delusional' approaches to strategy. It offers different ways of seeing, thinking, planning, acting, and mobilising when it comes to making strategy happen in a world of volatility and complexity.