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A Very Short History of Higher Education in the U.S.
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Pre Civil War Harvard founded in 1636 to create a literate, college-trained clergy General characteristics of universities Purpose was to train the intellect and build character Classical curriculum Student behavior closely regulated
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Post Civil War: Reform Motivators Federal land grants Growth of industry Model of German universities Growth of science Changes Freeing of requirements and new course offerings “Vocational” training
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Unformatted text preview: Nonsectarianism Growth of the extra curriculum Debates: Breadth versus depth 20 th and 21 st Century Increases Number of universities (especially community colleges) Number of B.A.s From 1945 to 2000, number of B.A.s increased from 157,000 to 1.2 million Number of faculty increased sevenfold Cost of tuition Diversity on campus Use of technology Number of specialties Importance of research...
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course BIO 7.344 taught by Professor Bobsauer during the Spring '08 term at MIT.

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