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Challenges Facing Higher Education at the Millennium Vol: 10

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03 Sep 1999
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
224 pages - 156 x 234 x 14mm
Issues in Higher Education


In May 1998, twenty representatives from the higher education communities of the United States and Western Europe met in Glion, Switzerland to discuss the challenges facing higher education today and to propose effective means for meeting those challenges. "Challenges Facing Higher Education at the Millennium" presents the collection of papers written by members of the colloquium. Key issues discussed include: the role of the university in society; the university and new technologies; new sources of revenue; possible alliances between education, private industry and government; co-operation between disciplines; lifelong learning. The volume concludes with The Glion Declaration, issued by the colloquium and outlining the main conclusions from the meeting.
Part 1: Missions and Values. Survey of the main challenges facing higher education at the millennium (L.E. Weber). Meeting the challenges of the new millennium: the university's role (D.P. Gardner). The task of institutions of higher education in the new europe (P. Blasi). Part 2: The Effect of the Changing Environment on Higher Education. The twenty-first century university: a tale of two futures (J.J. Duderstadt). The university and the information age (S.O. Ikenberry). The economics of higher education in the United States: what can other developed countries learn from it? (H.M. Williams). Part 3: Meeting the Challenge. Financing universities through nontraditional revenue sources: opportunities and threats (W.Z. Hirsch). Networks and strategic alliances within and between universities and with the private sector (H.J.A. van Ginkel). The research university's potential as an area's growth and prosperity stimulant (P. Preuss). Research and education: new roles, new instruments (D. Tsichritzis). Higher education as a joint venture between state and industry: the example of the international university in Germany (H. Ziegler). Governance (H. Newby). Information age challenges to research libraries: crisis in the University of California library system (C.F. Kennel, S.E.R. Franks). Lifelong learning in the university: a new imperative? (A. Wagner). Part 4: The University of the Future. Higher education in the twenty-first century: a european view (J. Nuesch). Future challenges facing American higher education (Chang-Lin Tien). The new university (F.H.T. Rhodes). Appendix The Glion Declaration. Appendix The Glion Declaration: The University at the Millennium.

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