College Students in Changing Contexts

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century. Social, Political, and Economic Challenges, fourth edition

Sara Goldrick-Rab and M. Cook

This edition seeks to capture several crucial dynamics in the nexus of higher education and society. Placing higher education within its social and political contexts, the contributors discuss finance, federal and state governance, faculty, students, curriculum, and academic leadership. They also grapple with growing concerns about the future of the academy and reflect more deeply on the racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic diversity within higher education.

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