The U.S. Research University as a Global Model: Some Fundamental Problems to Consider

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Abstract:
This paper examines the development of the U.S. research university, highlighting both its great success as well as some fundamental problems. Arguing that the U.S. research university is
often looked to globally as a model for other nations, the author offers some cautionary concerns. More specifically, the author identifies four critical stages in the development of the U.S. research
university: the Germanic influence of the 1800s, the rise of government sponsorship of research during World Wars I and II, the emergence of the multiversity, and the rise of the entrepreneurial
university under neoliberalism. The author argues that critical flaws related to each of these stages are evident in the contemporary rendition of the U.S. research university and that such flaws must
be considered in either drawing from the U.S. model or in seeking to recast it.

 

Source:

The U.S. Research University as a Global Model: Some Fundamental Problems to Consider. InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, 7((2), Rhoads, Robert A., UCL. 2011

Publication Info:

InterActions: UCLA Journal of Education and Information Studies, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, UC Los Angeles

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About Wilfred Mijnhardt
RMIMR is my virtual playground, a place to reflect on issues from my professional context, my job as Policy Director at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). RSM is the international university based business school at Erasmus University Rotterdam. More info here: www.rsm.nl Here is my list of relevant publications on the topic of my RMIMR weblog: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/694621/RMIMR-Repository/ The rss feed for my RMIMR collection is here: http://www.mendeley.com/collections/rss/694621/ Here is my other weblog on impact of research: http://www.scoop.it/t/dualimpact

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