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Controversies on Campus : Debating the Issues Confronting American Universities in the 21st Century

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The 23 essays in this volume consider contemporary issues in higher education in the US. Education researchers mainly from the US discuss issues related to diversity, including controversies over race-based affirmative action, college access, retention and access, undocumented students, and the purpose and preparation of chief diversity officers; issues regarding curriculum and instructional delivery, such as prestige and college rankings, accreditation, curriculum reform, liberal arts, competency-based education, and for-profit higher education; issues facing students in terms of social media, equity in athletics, student veterans, and guns on campus; legal and regulatory issues like sexual violence, “open” campus areas and First Amendment speech rights, and substance abuse policies; and the economy and finance of higher education, including university endowments, incorporating innovation and entrepreneurship in STEM programs, state merit aid programs, performance-based funding, and the future of higher education funding in federal-state partnerships. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)

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