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The Resource How professors play the cat guarding the cream : why we're paying more and getting less in higher education, Richard M. Huber

How professors play the cat guarding the cream : why we're paying more and getting less in higher education, Richard M. Huber

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How professors play the cat guarding the cream : why we're paying more and getting less in higher education
Title
How professors play the cat guarding the cream
Title remainder
why we're paying more and getting less in higher education
Statement of responsibility
Richard M. Huber
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Parents groan as college tuition rises faster than the rate of inflation. Students wonder where the distinguished professors are hiding as inexperienced graduate students take over the classroom. Business executives, straining to increase employee output, question how faculty productivity is measured. Alumni suspect the trustees of their alma mater are not exacting accountability for administrative performance. The public is concerned that "political correctness" is warping the curriculum. Taxpayers ask whether they are getting their money's worth on state-supported campuses. Richard Huber addresses these issues in a book that is both entertaining to read and striking in its insights. Tuition rises faster than the rate of inflation in part because universities enhance their academic reputations by hiring high-salaried scholars with low teaching loads. Undergraduate teaching is often terrible because professors are trained as researchers and rewarded as scholars, not teachers. Faculty output is measured by crude instruments which encourage goofing off as a masquerade for productive work. Trustees fail to enforce accountability because they are typically not familiar with the academic world and are confused by a university culture so totally different from their own corporate culture. The current brawl over the curriculum is not just an ivory tower dispute over race and ethnicity but a challenge to what kind of place America is to be. Taxpayers are not getting their money's worth because research and doctoral-granting universities, the focus of this book, are locked into outmoded personnel practices that assume all tenured professors will be productive scholars. Huber concludes with realistic reforms to improve the teaching of undergraduates and reduce the cost of higher education. And that would be a win-win prescription for the nation as well as the universities
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huber, Richard M
Dewey number
378.73
Index
index present
LC call number
LA227.4
LC item number
.H83 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Universities and colleges
  • College costs
  • Corporate culture
  • College teachers
  • College students
  • Universities and colleges
  • Höheres Bildungswesen
  • Kosten
  • Evaluation
  • Bildungsökonomie
  • USA
Label
How professors play the cat guarding the cream : why we're paying more and getting less in higher education, Richard M. Huber
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-194) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
25412489
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 201 pages
Isbn
9780913969434
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92006338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25412489
  • (WaOLN)1466302
Label
How professors play the cat guarding the cream : why we're paying more and getting less in higher education, Richard M. Huber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-194) 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
25412489
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 201 pages
Isbn
9780913969434
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
92006338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25412489
  • (WaOLN)1466302

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