The Resource The soul of a university : why excellence is not enough, Chris Brink

The soul of a university : why excellence is not enough, Chris Brink

Label
The soul of a university : why excellence is not enough
Title
The soul of a university
Title remainder
why excellence is not enough
Statement of responsibility
Chris Brink
Creator
Contributor
Author
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How can we re-establish universities' social purpose? The solution lies with asking not only 'what are we good at?', but also 'what are we good for?'. Chris Brink shows how universities can - and should - promote positive social change
Cataloging source
N$T
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1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brink, Chris
Index
no index present
LC call number
LB2322.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
  • EDUCATION / Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Universities and colleges
Label
The soul of a university : why excellence is not enough, Chris Brink
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Standard Model University; A mathematician's apology; Extrapolation; The Platonic idea of a university; The era of the ologies; Cracks in the ivory tower -- 2. Rankings and League Tables; The rise of the rankers; How to build a ranking; 15 varieties of ranking; Reality check; The rankings effect -- 3. Quality in Higher Education; Plato, Aristotle and arête; Quality and standards; More like a shape than a number; Reality check -- 4. The burden of good intentions; Tales of Quality, Equality and Diversity; Cape Town; Stellenbosch; England; Quality needs diversity -- 5. Rank Order of Worth; On merit; Schools; Equal opportunity?; Mind the gap -- 6. Linear Thinking; The idea of the ladder; The peril of arithmetic; Invented, not discovered; Comparison ≠ ranking; The poverty of linearism -- 7. Another Dimension; A mathematician's contribution; Two Aristotelian precepts; Orthogonality; Lateral research -- 8. Ideas of a Civic University; A sense of purpose; Redbrick and the like; Paris, 1277; Reality check; The good orthogonal to the true; Not a ladder but a landscape -- On the Supreme Good (De Summo Bono)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781529200355
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv56fq6x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1042561172
  • (OCoLC)on1042561172
Label
The soul of a university : why excellence is not enough, Chris Brink
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Standard Model University; A mathematician's apology; Extrapolation; The Platonic idea of a university; The era of the ologies; Cracks in the ivory tower -- 2. Rankings and League Tables; The rise of the rankers; How to build a ranking; 15 varieties of ranking; Reality check; The rankings effect -- 3. Quality in Higher Education; Plato, Aristotle and arête; Quality and standards; More like a shape than a number; Reality check -- 4. The burden of good intentions; Tales of Quality, Equality and Diversity; Cape Town; Stellenbosch; England; Quality needs diversity -- 5. Rank Order of Worth; On merit; Schools; Equal opportunity?; Mind the gap -- 6. Linear Thinking; The idea of the ladder; The peril of arithmetic; Invented, not discovered; Comparison ≠ ranking; The poverty of linearism -- 7. Another Dimension; A mathematician's contribution; Two Aristotelian precepts; Orthogonality; Lateral research -- 8. Ideas of a Civic University; A sense of purpose; Redbrick and the like; Paris, 1277; Reality check; The good orthogonal to the true; Not a ladder but a landscape -- On the Supreme Good (De Summo Bono)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781529200355
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctv56fq6x
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1042561172
  • (OCoLC)on1042561172

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