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Taking It to the Streets: Preparing for an Academy in Exile

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Let’s pretend for a moment that the arguments of the so-called reformers are right: universities are about to face disruptive innovation from a disgruntled public, unhappy employers and policy makers, and new technologies. Let’s assume, moreover, that the many books that document the sad commercialization of higher education are also correct: universities are becoming more like businesses, students are becoming more like consumers, and research is becoming more like product development.

Johann Neem is a professor of history at Western Washington University.

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