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The Resource Dynamics of the contemporary university : growth, accretion, and conflict, Neil J. Smelser

Dynamics of the contemporary university : growth, accretion, and conflict, Neil J. Smelser

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Dynamics of the contemporary university : growth, accretion, and conflict
Title
Dynamics of the contemporary university
Title remainder
growth, accretion, and conflict
Statement of responsibility
Neil J. Smelser
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book is an expanded version of the Clark Kerr Lectures of 2012, delivered by Neil Smelser at the University of California at Berkeley in January and February of that year. The initial exposition is of a theory of change--labeled structural accretion--that has characterized the history of American higher education, mainly (but not exclusively) of universities. The essence of the theory is that institutions of higher education progressively add functions, structures, and constituencies as they grow, but seldom shed them, yielding increasingly complex structures. The first two lectures trace the multiple ramifications of this principle into other arenas, including the essence of complexity in the academic setting, the solidification of academic disciplines and departments, changes in faculty roles and the academic community, the growth of political constituencies, academic administration and governance, and academic stratification by prestige. In closing, Smelser analyzes a number of contemporary trends and problems that are superimposed on the already-complex structures of higher education, such as the diminishing public support without alterations of governance and accountability, the increasing pattern of commercialization in higher education, the growth of distance-learning and for-profit institutions, and the spectacular growth of temporary and part-time faculty"--
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Smelser, Neil J
Dewey number
378.73
Index
index present
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.S581 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Clark Kerr lectures on the role of higher education in society
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  • Universities and colleges
  • Universities and colleges
  • Educational change
  • HISTORY / United States / General
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Dynamics of the contemporary university : growth, accretion, and conflict, Neil J. Smelser
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
818734552
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 139 pages
Isbn
9780520275812
Lccn
2012039812
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)818734552
Label
Dynamics of the contemporary university : growth, accretion, and conflict, Neil J. Smelser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
818734552
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 139 pages
Isbn
9780520275812
Lccn
2012039812
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)818734552

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