Are Colleges and Universities in Crisis?

Yes, says one recent pundit. In his new book Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities, Mark Taylor argues that America’s colleges and universities are in crisis intellectually and financially.

By his way of thinking, the most pressing problems include a dramatic drop in college and university endowments, an ever increasing number of graduate students and recent PhDs who will likely never secure full-time academic jobs, and a graying, backward-looking professoriate that refuses to get out of the way. The solutions? Interdisciplinarity, greater use of technology, inducements for aging faculty to retire, and—by the way—the abolition of tenure.

From Elizabeth Corey at First Things.


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