The University

An Owner's Manual

Henry Rosovsky (Author)

Overview | Inside the Book

"Superb. . . . Rosovsky has written an important book—probing, wise, shrewd, fair. . . . Deserves to be widely read." —James O. Freeman, Washington Post

A view of America's colleges and universities and how they are run, the challenges they face and the issues that affect their "owners" - students, faculty, alumni, trustees and others. Among the issues covered are tenure, the admission process in elite institutions and curriculum.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • June 1991
  • ISBN 978-0-393-30783-2
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 312 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“An extraoridnary gift for discerning major issues. . . . Mr. Rosovsky tackles the big public issues about postsecondary education today—curriculum and the dread canonicity, tenure with its potential stagnation, research versus teaching, the admissions process in elite institutions—in set pieces that are unfailingly informative.” — Linda Bradley Salamon, New York Times Book Review

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