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Why Christian Perspectives Are Not Welcomed

George M. Marsden

in The Outrageous Idea of Christian Scholarship

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195122909
eISBN:
9780199853311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195122909.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter analyzes the reasons why Christian perspectives are not welcome in dominant academic culture. The historical reasons why mainstream college and university culture have not had much place ... More


Reforming the Academic Culture

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0014
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter proposes ways to streamline university service activities by providing incentives to reduce committee size and eliminate marginally useful committee activities. The idea is to implement ... More


Reenvisioning the Biomedical Enterprise in the Age of Commercial Biotechnology

Doogab Yi

in The Recombinant University: Genetic Engineering and the Emergence of Stanford Biotechnology

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226143835
eISBN:
9780226216119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226216119.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This newly legitimized avenue for academic patenting challenged the moral economy of science at the laboratories of Stanford biochemists. Chapter 6 examines the diverse motives, rationales, and ... More


Beginning More than Halfway There

Samuel McCormick

in The Chattering Mind: A Conceptual History of Everyday Talk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226677637
eISBN:
9780226677804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677804.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter 4 considers Heidegger’s refusal to publish at the start of his university career—a refusal which made his early efforts to secure a professorship nearly impossible. It was during this period ... More


A Quality Education for Whom?

Willow S. Lung-Amam

in Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293892
eISBN:
9780520967229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293892.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter considers how migrants' educational priorities and practices reshaped Silicon Valley neighborhoods and schools. For many Asian American families, high-performing schools have been among ... More


The Cargo Cult College

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0007
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

The culture of colleges and universities perpetuates enduring and important academic values. The culture also meets the needs of individual faculty members. But the culture increasingly fails to meet ... More


The Academy as Model of America

Jamie Cohen-Cole

in The Open Mind: Cold War Politics and the Sciences of Human Nature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226092164
eISBN:
9780226092331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092331.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By looking at the relationship between daily personal experience and social thought, this chapter examines how the social structure academics sought for reforming academic culture reflected the ... More


The Faculty Are the University

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Modern public universities have become the organizational embodiment of Newton's Third Law, where every action prompts an equal and opposite reaction. And as forces from all directions whipsaw deans, ... More


Introduction

Michael Hicks and Christian Asplund

in Christian Wolff

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037061
eISBN:
9780252094163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037061.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This introductory chapter is an overview of Christian Wolff's music and how it tends to defy academic analysis. In an academic musical culture such things must be easily systematized and categorized, ... More


Interdisciplinarity as a Virtue

Jamie Cohen-Cole

in The Open Mind: Cold War Politics and the Sciences of Human Nature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226092164
eISBN:
9780226092331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092331.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines how it came to be that interdisciplinarity seemed an unqualified good in postwar American academic culture. Interdisciplinarity meant not only creativity, but also democracy, ... More


Introduction

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0001
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This book is a proposal for breaking the destructive cycle that is driving up the price of a college education while at the same time eroding the quality of America's public universities. The concept ... More


The Shape of Things to Come

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

Public higher education is an unhappy family. The family members are governors and elected officials, trustees, regents and governing boards, college and university presidents and chancellors, and ... More


The Conflict of the Faculties: Hierarchies, Values and Social Practices in Early Modern German Universities*

Marian Füssel

in History of Universities: Volume XXV/2

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199694044
eISBN:
9780191804861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199694044.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter talks about the ‘Conflict of the Faculties’, which has been a byword for academic culture since the publication of Immanuel Kant's work of the same name in 1798. On closer inspection, ... More


The Blessing and Curse of Shared Governance

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

There is a traditional belief among the professoriate that faculty governance is an indispensable component of academic freedom and institutional quality in higher education. According to this ... More


Branding Business Schools: Academic Struggles with the Management of Reputation

Rajani Naidoo and James Pringle

in The Institutional Development of Business Schools

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198713364
eISBN:
9780191781773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713364.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter focuses on how brands and branding activities feature as a locus for faculty members’ sensemaking around organizational and professional identity. The chapter begins with an overview of ... More


Getting In: Orientation

Simon J. Bronner

in Campus Traditions: Folklore from the Old-Time College to the Modern Mega-University

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036163
eISBN:
9781621036173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036163.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

College freshmen tend to celebrate “getting in,” but soon feel uncertain about the path that lies ahead. During campus orientation, they are reminded that being a college student is nothing to be ... More


The Academic Study of Arabic in Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century Protestant Germany: A Preliminary Sketch*

Asaph Ben-Tov

in History of Universities: Volume XXVIII/2

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198743651
eISBN:
9780191803826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743651.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter surveys Arabic studies by seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century Protestant scholars in Germany. It shows that the main interest of these scholars lay with oriental texts. They had no ... More


Cultures Approaching Cultures

Robert Klitgaard

in The Culture and Development Manifesto

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780197517734
eISBN:
9780197517772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197517734.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The field of social and cultural anthropology has evolved from the science of man to something more like cultural critique. Some have deconstructed and thereby dismissed both “cultural science” as ... More


Where the Money Comes From

Ernst R. Berndt

in Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226283869
eISBN:
9780226283883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226283883.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

This chapter presents the traditional “business plan” of public higher education. In higher education, there is no bottom line except in the sense that colleges must live within their budgets. ... More


The Internet and the Two Cultures

Alan G. Gross and Joseph E. Harmon

in The Internet Revolution in the Sciences and Humanities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190465926
eISBN:
9780197559635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190465926.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Educational Equipment and Technology

In a 1959 lecture delivered at Cambridge University, C. P. Snow famously argues that Western intellectual life is divided into two polar-opposite cultures—the sciences and the arts. In his view, ... More


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