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Renewing the Civic Mission of the American Research University

Barry Checkoway
The Journal of Higher Education
Vol. 72, No. 2, Special Issue: The Social Role of Higher Education (Mar. - Apr., 2001), pp. 125-147
DOI: 10.2307/2649319
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2649319
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Abstract

This article provides perspectives on the research university as an institution that can contribute to civic engagement and create change in higher education. It identifies some of the elements in a renewal strategy for strengthening student learning, involving the faculty, increasing institutional capacity, and connecting democracy and diversity as complementary educational objectives. It concludes by raising questions about education for democracy and the mission of the university.

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