April 3, 2012 by yamakashi
Why Research Universities Must Change
March 30, 2012 – 3:00am
Hunter R. Rawlings
It is my view that most of us engaged in education at our nation’s leading research universities focus our attention upon the wrong issues. These universities are wondrously complex institutions that defy easy analysis or understanding. We therefore tend to concentrate upon their most visible components, such as scientific research, star professors, state-of-the-art facilities and technology, economic development, international impact, and football and basketball teams.