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Governance and the Public Good
Governance and the Public Good
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William G. Tierney - Editor
SUNY series, Frontiers in Education
Price: $68.50 
Hardcover - 224 pages
Release Date: September 2006
ISBN10: 0-7914-6875-5
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6875-3

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Paperback - 224 pages
Release Date: September 2006
ISBN10: 0-7914-6876-3
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-6876-0

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Grapples with a variety of policy issues in order to provoke a discussion of the state of higher education in the 21st century.

The public good is not merely an economic idea of goods and services, but a place where thoughtful debate and examination of the polis can occur. In differentiating the university from corporations and other private sector businesses, Governance and the Public Good provides a framework for discussing the trend toward politicized and privatized postsecondary institutions while acknowledging the parallel demands of accountability and autonomy placed on sites of higher learning.

If one accepts the notion of higher education as a public good, does this affect how one thinks about the governance of America’s colleges and universities? Contributors to this book explore the role of the contemporary university, its relationship to the public good beyond a simple obligation to educate for jobs, and the subsequent impact on how institutions of higher education are and should be governed.

“…provides an insightful analysis of a debate that ought to be taking place in higher education. Using the philosophic umbrella statement from Socrates that ‘the unexamined life is not worth living,’ the conceptual framework is to examine the structure and culture of colleges and universities with a new vocabulary that enables faculty and others to have a philosophical discussion about how the mission of colleges and universities can fulfill the public good … This book should be read by all concerned with the changing focus of higher education and the possible consequences of not engaging in this philosophical discussion.” — CHOICE

 “Although the governance of colleges and universities is of critical importance, very little scholarship has focused on it. The book addresses questions central to the study of shared governance, and the contributors bring forward creative and significant ideas.” — Neil W. Hamilton, author of Academic Ethics: Problems and Materials on Professional Conduct and Shared Governance

 Contributors include Jay R. Dee, Karri Holley, David A. Longanecker, Craig McInnis, Kenneth P. Mortimer, Brian Pusser, Judith A. Ramaley, Colleen O’Brien Sathre, William G. Tierney, Jane V. Wellman, and Karen M. Whitney.

William G. Tierney is University Professor and Wilbur-Kieffer Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Center for Higher Education Policy Analysis at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Building the Responsive Campus: Creating High Performance Colleges and Universities and the coeditor (with Linda Serra Hagedorn) of Increasing Access to College: Extending Possibilities for All Students and (with Zöe B. Corwin and Julia E. Colyar) of Preparing for College: Nine Elements of Effective Outreach, both also published by SUNY Press.


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