Syllabus and Tentative Calendar
The History of Higher Education
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I. Course Description
This course examines the history of post-secondary education in the United States, paying attention to the social contexts in which institutions of higher education developed. The representation of college life in popular media will be examined. Methods for deriving implications for professional practice will be explored.
The texts for the course will be:
Other materials will be developed by class participants or available on the following websites:
Lucas, C. American Higher Education: a history St. Martin's Griffin, 1994 (order via Amazon, or a similar on-line company.) plus a parallel text of the student's own choice chosen from either
Horowitz, Helen Lefkowitz Campus Life UChicago Press 1987 or
Rudolph, Frederick The American College & University UGeorgia 1990.
Rozycki, E. G. Materials for the History of Higher Education NewFoundations Press, 2003 (CD available at first class)
Click here for a downloadable pdf of a revised
Discussion Manual for the History of Higher Education
http://www.newfoundations.comII. Major Course Objectives
A. Through research, presentation, testing, debate and discussion of the historical background to present-day controversies in higher education, the class will understand and be able to analyze those factors which have historically shaped higher education, both within and outside of the academic environment.III. Learning Activities
B. Through the same modalities, students will understand and be able to function as a critical practitioner with respect to the planning and governance of higher education.
Teaching methodologies will include the use of lectures, dialogue, critique, visual displays, question and answer periods, and case studies.
: grades will be primarily based on a term paper. This will be 75% of your grade. Also, a series of "mini-comps" will be given. These will be based on class discussions and readings and administered so as to mimic the actual Doctoral Comprehensive Examinations. Passing grades on 80% of them is required (but not sufficient) to achieve the grade of A.
The following grades are used: A (4.0), A- (3.7), B+ (3.3), B (3.0), B- (2.7), C (2.0), F (0.0)
The grade of I (incomplete) is given when the course requirements have not been met by the end of the semester for excuseable reasons. The maximum limit for completing an incomplete grade is one calendar year. The maximum makeup grade for an incomplete is B. A student may withdraw from the course for any reason at any time prior to the completion of the course and shall receive the grade of W.
V. Requirements (See Requirement Sheet)
VI. Appeal Procedure for Student Academic grievances. (See Student Handbook)
VII. Academic Fraud (See Student Handbook.)
VIII. Default Calendar (Planned for twenty participants -- to be adjusted with student participation to address student research interests)
||Critique Papers Due||Presentation Schedule|
College in Song and Story
& Professional Knowledge
|Images of Higher Education: Oxford influences|| Knowledge
as Good or Evil :Faust and Frankenstein
Thom Jefferson's University: film
Analysis of Text - EGR
| The Early
Rites of Passage
|College Life||College History|| M5
|The German Image|| College
Old Heidelberg: A
|Old Heidelberg: B|| M9
|10/29|| The Student
|11/5||Universities & Progressivism||The Student Prince: B|| M13
|11/12||Football, etc.|| Knute
|11/19||Knute Rockne: B|| M17
|Bright College Days|| C19
|Administrative||Final Paper Due||Make-ups|| P19