The shape and shaping of the college and university in America : a lively experiment / Stephen J. Nelson.

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Main Author: Nelson, Stephen James, 1947- (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2016]
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Table of Contents:
  • Religion in the nation and the academy
  • The university : what is it and how does its center hold?
  • Contentious compatibility and the common good : the university as servant and critic in a democracy
  • The purpose of the college : clashes over liberal education and ideas that prevail
  • The rise of the university : the influence of progressivism and the social gospel
  • Battles over liberty, academic freedom and free speech
  • The disuniting of America and the university: a reprise of academic freedom and the threat of balkanization in the quest for pluralism and diversity
  • The contemporary ideological world of the McCarthy era to present : political rightness and wrong-headedness
  • Conclusion a coda : the concept of a university in America and the culture we deserve.