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Campus Crisis : How Money, Technology and Policy Are Changing the American University (Paperback) (Jr.
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An existential necessity in Western culture, universities have stood for 900 years with their institutional structures essentially unchanged. They still serve three basic functions: educating the faculty, teaching students and gathering knowledge. Funding is, and always has been, the main difficulty within universities and most of the problems critics point to can be traced to a lack of it—universities, it seems, are always in crisis. The authors demonstrate that universities are in fact doing well. They generate an immense amount of research and drive the development of new technologies. On the whole, faculty members teach pretty well and students are learning (at least something), and the challenges of inadequate funding are faced with adequate success.