The Resource A larger sense of purpose : higher education and society, Harold T. Shapiro, (electronic resource/)

A larger sense of purpose : higher education and society, Harold T. Shapiro, (electronic resource/)

Label
A larger sense of purpose : higher education and society
Title
A larger sense of purpose
Title remainder
higher education and society
Statement of responsibility
Harold T. Shapiro
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Universities were once largely insular institutions whose purview extended no further than the campus gates. Not anymore. Todays universities have evolved into multifaceted organizations with complex connections to government, business, and the community. This thought-provoking book by Harold Shapiro, former president of both Princeton University and the University of Michigan, and Chairman of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission under President Bill Clinton, explores the role the modern university should play as an ethical force and societal steward
  • Based on the 2003 Clark Kerr Lectures, A Larger Sense of Purpose draws from Harold T. Shapiros twenty-five years of experience in leading major research universities, and takes up key topics of debate in higher education. What are the nature and objectives of a liberal education? How should universities address the increasing commercialization not only of intercollegiate sports, but of education and research? What are the universitys responsibilities for the moral education of students? The book begins with an expanded history of the modern research institution followed by essays on ethics, the academic curriculum, the differences between private and public higher education, the future of intellectual property rights, and the changing relationship between the nations universities and the for-profit sector. Shapiro calls for universities to be more accountable morally as well as academically. He urges scientists not only to educate others about the potential and limitations of science but also to acknowledge the publics distress over the challenges presented by the very success of the scientific enterprise. He advocates for a more intimate connection between professional training and the liberal arts - in the hope that future doctors, lawyers, and business executives will be educated in ethics and the social sciences as well as they are in anatomy, torts, and leveraged buyouts.--Jacket
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
306.43/2
Index
index present
LC call number
LC191.94
LC item number
.S48 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A larger sense of purpose : higher education and society, Harold T. Shapiro, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=286738
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The 2003 Clark Kerr lectures
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-173) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The university and society -- The transformation of the Antebellum College From right thinking to liberal learning -- Liberal education, liberal democracy, and the soul of the university -- Some ethical dimensions of scientific progress
Control code
ocn439022780
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctts63c
Label
A larger sense of purpose : higher education and society, Harold T. Shapiro, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=286738
Publication
Note
The 2003 Clark Kerr lectures
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-173) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The university and society -- The transformation of the Antebellum College From right thinking to liberal learning -- Liberal education, liberal democracy, and the soul of the university -- Some ethical dimensions of scientific progress
Control code
ocn439022780
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctts63c

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