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Our Higher Calling: Rebuilding the Partnership Between America and Its Colleges and Universities

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There is a growing sense of crisis and confusion about the purpose and sustainability of higher education in the United States. In the midst of this turmoil, students are frequently referred to as customers and faculty as employees, educational outcomes are increasingly measured in terms of hiring and salary metrics for graduates, and programs are assessed as profit and lo ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published September 10th 2018 by University of North Carolina Press
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Willie Green
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My colleague shared this book with me and as a university administrator it speaks plainly to the issues that higher education is having with the greater U.S. population in delivering on the promise that college is the credential to walk towards the American dream. I appreciate Holden and Buck's clear prose, specific messages to the different audiences within higher education, and providing actionable items for each audience to take. In a lot of ways, this book scratches the service and is a grea ...more
Jeri Rowe
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
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As the senior writer at a private university in North Carolina, I have to plow into tomes on higher education. Some are dull and as dry as reading a chemistry textbook. "Our Higher Calling" is not. it delivers what it proposed. It gives tangible moves to create a better town-gown situation and creates a fictional conversation with a handful of stakeholders at a fictional public university p to show what every university and every college is facing nationwide. Nice touch, that is.

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