Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities
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Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities

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A provocative look at the troubled present state of American higher education and a passionately argued and learned manifesto for its future.

In Crisis on Campus, Mark C. Taylor—chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University and a former professor at Williams College—expands on and refines the ideas presented in his widely read and hugely controversial 2009 New...more
ebook, 256 pages
Published August 31st 2010 by Knopf
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I've been dreaming about this book without knowing it for the last couple of years. I love the ideas by the author. This is a very progressive way of thinking about higher education, compared to education now. I'd go even further and say that we need this kind of thinking in the elementary years as we try to instill a love of learning and curiosity to our children. I agree with some of the reviewers, in terms of how this would make education better. I'd like to think the author intentionally lef...more
Bonnie Irwin
This is a book that makes one think. While Taylor's analysis of what is wrong with higher education is pretty accurate, I am not sure he has convinced me that his solution will solve the problems. The chapter on "walls to networks" argues that we must collaborate more among ourselves and with others outside the university, and this is certainly true, but a total restructuring of higher education will not necessarily make what we teach more relevant. Still, Taylor assembles some disturbing facts...more
Why go to college???

Read this book if you have or soon will have a student heading off to college. It thoughtfully addresses the purpose (self-improvement or a job), cost (astronomically rising versus cost-of-living), tenure system (Grad students get in line), and fear of technology (online and video conferencing) in the halls of higher education.
Very interesting ideas about interdisciplinary learning and the future of higher education.
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