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"Both those who welcome and those (like me) who view with alarm the linking of undergraduate education to student career goals should read this wide-ranging and deeply informed analysis of the issues." -- Stanley Fish, Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law, Florida International University, New York Times columnist, author of How to Write a Sentence: And How to Read One(Stanley Fish)
"This thoroughly engaging book provides a view of higher education that is future-oriented and technology-savvy yet rooted in the sweeping historical pageant of the world's universities. It brings more than a little tough love to our sometimes self-satisfied American research universities while acknowledging and encouraging boldness in facing today's challenges, opportunities, and responsibilities. It is a unique volume and should be read by all who care about the future of higher education." -- Charles M. Vest, President, National Academy of Engineering, and President Emeritus, MIT(Charles Vest)
"Using a plethora of examples, quotes from intellectuals, and his own analysis and experience, DeMillo beautifully and forcefully argues for change. University administrators, including the Presidents, Provosts, and the Deans, will find this book an asset as they consider curricular and structural changes in the face of the immense popularity of the Internet." -- Aditya P. Mathur, Professor of Computer Science, Purdue University(Aditya Mathur)
"This book will provoke debate." -- Charles R. Middleton, Times Higher Education
Well written. Poses some interesting arguments. If your college offers individualized major programs this book is especially important. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Justin Wollenberg
An excellent analysis of the mindset of the academic world, but offering few clues on how to solve the problem.Published on November 7, 2013 by Karl Dakin
A wonderfully engaging story of the role of higher education in society through history and the future. Must read for those who care about the future.Published on August 31, 2013 by thin clouds
This is a timely, one could even argue, essential book on the transformative nature of higher education written by a person who is both expert in the subject matter and a major... Read morePublished on August 25, 2013 by deane neubauer
This book is it.
Written by an insider who has a great sense for how technology is changing the world. Read more
This book is a nice balance of being engaging and being reasonably scholarly. I am a professor at a research university and find most of the author's analysis and description... Read morePublished on April 18, 2013 by Chuck
Professor DeMillo writes in the preface that this book began as a five-page memo and expanded into a book. The book has this wandering "... and another thing" feel to it. Read morePublished on December 13, 2012 by Wright Steenrod
As a non-academic, unfamiliar with similar or related books, I found this book to be thoughtful, informative, and quite readable. Read morePublished on May 24, 2012 by Dennis B. Mulcare