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Two Cheers for Higher Education

Steven Brint


Today's headlines suggest that universities' power to advance knowledge and shape American society is rapidly declining. But this book's author has tracked numerous trends demonstrating their vitality. After a recent period that witnessed soaring student enrollment and ample research funding, the book argues that universities are in a better position than ever before. Focusing on the years 1980–2015, it details the trajectory of American universities, which was influenced by evolving standards of disciplinary professionalism, market-driven partnerships (especially with scientific and technolog ... More

Keywords: American universities, disciplinary professionalism, partnerships, social inclusion, technological innovation, social diversity, economic mobility, classroom learning, American higher education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780691182667
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691182667.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Brint, author
University of California