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David Theo Goldberg considers some of the challenges facing the humanities today in the context of current economic conditions and their impact on higher education. How might humanists think about their practice in light of such conditions? How could we (as scholars and universities) move toward a more publicly engaged, probative, and open-ended humanistic pedagogy and practice? Continue reading
Christopher Newfield – Rebuilding the University: From the Innovation Economy to Craft Society from The Public Intellectuals Project on Vimeo. Why is the university system in crisis? A central reason is the financial pressure put on colleges and universities by … Continue reading
Christopher Newfield, author of Unmaking the University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class, poses the question: Why is the university system in crisis? A central reason is the financial pressure put on colleges and universities by the “innovation economy,” pressure which has led to rising student debt, less personalized instruction, and growing research funding deficits.