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Theorizing the Resilience of American Higher Education How Colleges and Universities Adapt to Changing Social and Economic Conditions

By Geoffrey M. Cox Copyright 2019
    132 Pages
    by Routledge

    132 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book proposes a new theory of change in American higher education that explains the resilience of colleges and universities, and demonstrates how they adapt to new social and economic conditions. It argues that the demands for new educational missions, new sources of capital to finance innovation, and new organizational and governance models lead to the creation of institutional diversity. Using the theory of “accretive change” to predict future changes, this volume asserts that the rise of artificial intelligence and new investment models within the field of social entrepreneurship will shape the next wave of universities and educational institutions.

    Part I

    Chapter 1: Commencing

    Chapter 2: Institutional Longevity

    Chapter 3: Organizational Diversity

    Chapter 4: Is Higher Education Disruptable?

    Part II

    Chapter 5: Neither Pangloss nor Quixote

    Chapter 6: Education in the Age of Information

    Chapter 7: Peering into the F.O.G.



    Geoffrey M. Cox is the Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Finance, and Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, USA.