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Clark Kerr

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America's university president extraordinaire adds a new chapter and preface to The Uses of the University, probably the most important book on the modern university ever written. This summa on higher education brings the research university into the new century.The multiversity that Clark Kerr so presciently discovered now finds itself in an age of apprehension with few certainties. Leaders of institutions of higher learning can be either hedgehogs or foxes in the new age. Kerr gives five general points of advice on what kinds of attitudes universities should adopt. He then gives a blueprint for action for foxes, suggesting that a few hedgehogs need to be around to protect university autonomy and the public weal.

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Year
2013
ISBN
9780674288195
1
THE 
IDEA 
OF
A 
MULTIVERSITY
The 
university 
started 
as 
a 
single
community‚ÄĒa¬†
community 
of 
masters 
and 
students. 
It 
may 
even
be 
said 
to 
have 
had 
a 
soul 
in 
the 
sense 
of 
a 
central 
animating
principle. 
Today 
the 
large 
American 
university 
is, 
rather, 
a 
whole
series 
of 
communities 
and 
activities 
held 
together 
by 
a 
common
name, 
a 
common 
governing 
board, 
and 
related 
purposes. 
This
great 
transformation 
is 
regretted 
by 
some, 
accepted 
by 
many,
gloried 
in, 
as 
yet, 
by 
few. 
But 
it 
should 
be 
understood 
by 
all.
The 
university 
of 
today 
can 
perhaps 
be 
understood, 
in 
part,
by 
comparing 
it 
with 
what 
it 
once 
was‚ÄĒwith¬†
the 
academic
cloister 
of 
Cardinal 
Newman, 
with 
the 
research 
organism 
of
Abraham 
Flexner. 
Those 
are 
the 
ideal 
types 
from 
which 
it 
has
derived, 
ideal 
types 
which 
still 
constitute 
the 
illusions 
of 
some 
of
its 
inhabitants. 
The 
modern 
American 
university, 
however, 
is 
not
Oxford 
nor 
is 
it 
Berlin; 
it 
is 
a 
new 
type 
of 
institution 
in 
the 
world.
As 
a 
new 
type 
of 
institution, 
it 
is 
not 
really 
private 
and 
it 
is 
not
really 
public; 
it 
is 
neither 
entirely 
of 
the 
world 
nor 
entirely 
apart
from 
it. 
It 
is 
unique.

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APA 6 Citation
Kerr, C. (2001). The Uses of the University ([edition unavailable]). Harvard University Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/1147555/the-uses-of-the-university-pdf (Original work published 2001)
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Kerr, Clark. (2001) 2001. The Uses of the University. [Edition unavailable]. Harvard University Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/1147555/the-uses-of-the-university-pdf.
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Kerr, C. (2001) The Uses of the University. [edition unavailable]. Harvard University Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/1147555/the-uses-of-the-university-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).
MLA 7 Citation
Kerr, Clark. The Uses of the University. [edition unavailable]. Harvard University Press, 2001. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.