Monday, September 28, 2015

Liberal arts vs. research university

The foundational compromise of modern American higher education—the idea of housing a liberal arts college within a research university‐have provided to be untenable. Because a single faculty exists for both, and because professors are trained and rewarded for research, the values of the university have inexorably won out over those of the college.
William Deresiewicz, Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life (New York: Free Press, 2014), pp. 62

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