The Lindenwood Model: An Antidote for What Ails Undergraduate Education

 
9780974786469: The Lindenwood Model: An Antidote for What Ails Undergraduate Education
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

In this important book on American higher education, Edward Morris argues that undergraduate students at most U.S. colleges and universities are being shortchanged. Year after year, tuition and fees grow at a rate well above that of inflation, with the result that today's generation of students is paying-in real dollars-more than twice as much to go to college as their parents did. At the same time, informed observers with a stake in the outcome-parents, employers, and educators themselves-are increasingly skeptical of the quality of the degrees students are receiving. A disconnect between the cost and benefits appears to be growing unabated on the nation's campuses. In these pages Dr. Morris lays out "what ails undergraduate education," including: ? An unfocused, "multiversity" structure under which schools try to be all things to all people-and neglect their students in the process. ? A publish or perish policy for faculty that too often results in intellectual resources being diverted from the classroom to inconsequential academic research. ? A tenure system that provides senior professors with career-long employment and minimal accountability-and little in the way of incentives to teach. ? A tradition of faculty governance that puts the professor's needs above the student's. ? A disregard for much needed economies of scale, with universities spending too much money on too few students in order to climb higher in annual rankings of colleges. At the same time, Dr. Morris sets forth a remedy for many of the ills of modern academia by describing the recent successes of Lindenwood University. He details how Lindenwood, a self proclaimed "teaching university," manages to provide a high quality and affordable liberal arts education to its undergraduates by disregarding many of the ill-conceived practices of America's higher education establishment.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Edward L. Morris
Published by The Lindenwood Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0974786462 ISBN 13: 9780974786469
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Lindenwood Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # SONG0974786462

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 25.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Edward L. Morris
Published by The Lindenwood Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0974786462 ISBN 13: 9780974786469
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Lindenwood Press, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110974786462

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 220.16
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Edward L. Morris
Published by The Lindenwood Press (2007)
ISBN 10: 0974786462 ISBN 13: 9780974786469
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Lindenwood Press, 2007. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0974786462

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 293.58
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds