Tuesday, May 10, 2011

E-Book of the Week: Making Reform Work

Zemsky, Robert. Making Reform Work: The Case for Transforming American Higher Education. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2009.

Robert Zemsky has been an important and influential scholar of American higher education for many years at the University of Pennsylvania. This book tackles the difficult matter of changing the American university for the better, to be bolder and take more risks to improve the quality of teaching and learning. He examines the key issues of access, affordability, accountability and quality within the context of the new technologies that have emerged to challenge the way higher education has been delivered for a millennium:  as “a guild of expertise.” He recommends the development of long-term strategies and a clear, definitive process of change rather than a reactionary approach to global and political forces now at play.

Previewed by John McGinty, Library Director. Click here to read this book.

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