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Eight papers, arising from a June 1998 seminar on the professions and public life, examine issues related to the practice of public scholarship and the new connections that institutions of higher education are forging with the public. Following a foreword by Deborah Witte, the papers are: (1) The Academy and Public Life: Healing the Rift (Scott London), which reports on the seminar; (2) An Ethic for the Public Scholar (Thomas Michaud), which urges the academy to avoid academic hubris and practice self-assessment and alignment with, rather than above, the public; (3) The Practice of the Public Intellectual (Edward Royce), which promotes the idea of the public intellectual as a combination of scholarship and activism; (4) Toward a Public Science: Building a New Social Contract between Science and Society (Scott Peters, Nicholas Jordan, and Gary Lemme), which calls for a public science that links work and citizenship; (5) Faculty Citizenship and the Liberal Arts (Douglas Challenger and Craig Platt), which describes theme-based curricular reform at Franklin Pierce College (New Hampshire); (6) Practicing and Modeling the 'Arts of Democracy': Higher Education's Renewed Civic Commitment (Nancy L. Thomas and Deborah Hirsch), which documents changes in the relationship of higher education to its communities; (7) An Exchange of Knowledge (Amy Catherine Sokolowski), which reviews two books: Transforming Higher Education: A Vision for Learning in the 21stCentury, by Donald M. Norris and Michael G. Dolence, and The Monster Under the Bed: How Business Is Mastering the Opportunity of Knowledge for Profit, by Stan Davis and Jim Botkin; and, finally, (8) Megachallenges (David Mathews), which proposes four megachallenges that have implications for the relationship of higher education to the public. (DB)

Descriptors: College Role, Educational Trends, Higher Education, Professional Education, Role of Education, Scholarship, School Community Relationship

Kettering Foundation, 200 Commons Road, Dayton, OH 45459-2799 ($7).

Author: Brown, David W., Ed.; Witte, Deborah, Ed.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7547&id=ED431372

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