John Tagg contends that universities have become compartmentalized "knowledge factories" where the idea of a common purpose in higher learning has been lost. Several university presidents respond.
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Introduction The notion of the ivory tower as a special place where one goes to study "the best that is known and thought" has been deeply shattered in ...
Higher Education Reform: The Decline of the Knowledge Factory The organizing and animating principle in the world of the
next century will be neither capital nor labor nor raw
materials but knowledge. As management theoretician Peter
Drucker observes, "The shift to the knowledge society ...
the person in the center. In so doing it raises new
challenges, new issues, new and quite unprecedented questions
about the knowledge society's representative, the educated
person." If knowledge is the key to our future, the educated
person will embody the hope for the future. ...