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Education & Language - Higher Education | The Future of the Post-Massified University at the Crossroads - Restructuring Systems and Functions

The Future of the Post-Massified University at the Crossroads

Restructuring Systems and Functions

Shin, Jung Cheol, Teichler, Ulrich (Eds.)

2014, XV, 255 p. 22 illus., 18 illus. in color.

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  • Presents a new discussion on the university focus on "post-massification"
  • Discusses how to address social demands facing the university in a globalized world and during an economic crisis
  • Proposes systemic reforms of current higher education systems by realigning the teaching, research and service functions​

The modern university started as an innovative model - a research-driven teaching and service model in the 19th century -, but the contemporary university is in a crisis of identity. The major challenge is how to harmonize different missions, e.g., teaching, research, and service. The triple function has become questionable and research now dominates the other two functions in contemporary higher education. This book takes a step towards further academic and policy discussions on the restructuring the triple functions of university and designing the future of the post-massified university.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Academic profession - Academic research - Contemporary higher education - Future of the university - Future of university education - Global university rankings - Growth in academic research - International higher education research - Knowledge Society - Main functions of the university - Mission of university education - Research focused universities - Social and industrial development - Teaching, research and service - The contemporary university - The modern university - University as a social institution of teaching - University development in the 21st century - World-class university

Related subjects » Education & Language - Higher Education

Table of contents 

1. Introduction - The University in the Post-Massification Era: A Conceptual Framework; J.C. Shin and U. Teichler.- PART 1: Post-massification and Changing Environments.- 2. The University as an Institution of Higher Learning: Evolution or Devolution?; J.C. Shin.- 3. The University in the Context of Continuing Globalization; D. Neubauer.- 4. Economic Crisis and the Post-massification of Higher Education; J.C. Shin and Y. Kim.- 5. The Internationalization of the University as a Response to Globalization: An East Asian Perspective; A. Yonezawa.- PART 2: Teaching, Research, and Service Functions at the Crossroads.- 6. The Scholarship of Teaching, Research, and Service; J.C. Shin.- 7. University Teaching: Restructuring the University as an Institution of Teaching; J.C. Shin.- 8. University Research: The Social Contribution of University Research; S. Marginson.- 9. University Service: Conceptions and Enactments of University Service in the Knowledge Economy - Case Studies from STEM faculty in the US; J. Lee, B. Torres-Olave, A. Kollasch, and G. Rhoades.- PART 3: The University as a Social System at the Crossroads.- 10. Possible Futures for Higher Education: Challenges for Higher Education Research; U. Teichler.- 11. Balancing the Scholarship of Teaching and Research, and Faculty Evaluation Systems; A. Arimoto.- 12. Higher Education and the Future Social Order: Equality of Opportunity, Quality, Competitiveness?; U. Teichler.- 13. The University as Public Goods: Ethical Underpinnings; S. Heyneman.- PART 4: The University at the Crossroads.- 14. Redesigning University Systems: Multilayer Multiple Systems; J.C. Shin.- 15. On the Move towards a New Convergent Design of Higher Education Systems?; U. Teichler.- 16. Conclusion; J.C. Shin and U. Teichler.

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