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Christopher Newfield – Rebuilding the University (Video Lecture)

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




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Rebuilding the University: From the Innovation Economy to Craft Society

Christopher Newfield

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.




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