Higher Education Dynamics

Oxford, the Collegiate University

Conflict, Consensus and Continuity

Authors: Tapper, Ted, Palfreyman, David

  • Presents a considered, in-depth analysis of the contemporary history of one of the world’s great universities
  • Takes a multi-disciplinary approach with a balance of intellectual inputs
  • Has a normative dimension but overall it presents a critically supportive analysis of the University of Oxford
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Oxford is one of the world’s great universities but this has not meant that it is exempt from pressures for change. On various fronts it has been required to meet the challenges that universities almost worldwide have to face. Given the retrenchment of public funding, especially to support undergraduate teaching, it has been required to augment its financial base, while at the same time deciding how to respond to pressure from successive governments determined to use higher education to achieve their own policy goals. While still consistently ranked as a world-class university, it has to decide how it is to acquire the funding to continue in this league, or whether this goal is worth pursuing. Oxford is a collegiate university, which means its colleges share with the University responsibility for the delivery of its central goals. Is this balance of authority shifting over time? If so, how is this to be accounted for, and what are the likely outcomes for the collegiate university? This book sets out to address these questions and arrives at an essentially positive conclusion. Oxford will continue to remain an effective collegiate university and, while its identity will change, its central character will persist.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Setting the Context: Oxford’s Changing Academic and Social Demography

    Tapper, Prof. Ted (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Collegiality Debated

    Tapper, Prof. Ted (et al.)

    Pages 19-40

  • Continuity and Change in the Collegiate Tradition

    Tapper, Prof. Ted (et al.)

    Pages 41-60

  • Commensality: Time and Space, Port and Sport, Code and Dress

    Tapper, Prof. Ted (et al.)

    Pages 61-75

  • The Elusive Search for the Best and the Brightest

    Tapper, Prof. Ted (et al.)

    Pages 77-94

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $209.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3414-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Oxford, the Collegiate University
Book Subtitle
Conflict, Consensus and Continuity
Authors
Series Title
Higher Education Dynamics
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0047-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-0047-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-0046-8
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3414-2
Series ISSN
1571-0378
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 209
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