Curriculum, Accreditation and Coming of Age of Higher Education
Perspectives on the History of Higher Education
This latest volume in Roger Geiger's distinguished series on the history of higher education begins with a rare glimpse into the minds of mid-nineteenth century collegians. Timothy J. Williams mines the diaries of students at the University of North Carolina to unearth a not unexpected preoccupation with sex, but also a complex psychological context for those feelings. Marc A. VanOverbeke examines eff orts by the University of Michigan to strengthen connections with secondary schools and build a hierarchical educational system in Michigan.
Roger L. Geiger is Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at the Pennsylvania State University. He has edited Perspectives on the History of Higher Education since 1993. Some of his other works include Research and Relevant Knowledge, To Advance Knowledge, and The American College in the Nineteenth Century.