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The quest for quality : [electronic resource] the challenge for undergraduate education in the 1990s / Lewis B. Mayhew, Patrick J. Ford, Dean L. Hubbard.

By: Mayhew, Lewis B.
Contributor(s): Ford, Patrick Joseph, 1941- | Hubbard, Dean Leon.
Material type: TextTextSeries: The Jossey-Bass higher education series. Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 1990Edition: 1st ed.Description: xxv, 292 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 1555422543; 9781555422547.Subject(s): Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States | Education, Higher -- Curricula -- United States | College teachers -- United States | Universities and colleges -- Accreditation -- United States | Enseignement supérieur -- États-Unis -- Finalités | Enseignement supérieur -- États-Unis -- Programmes d'études | Professeurs (Enseignement supérieur) -- États-Unis | Universités -- États-Unis -- Agrément | Höhere Schule | USAAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Quest for quality.DDC classification: 378.1/99/0973 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Part 1: Forces affecting quality in undergraduate education -- The challenges to educational quality since World War II -- Current perspectives on academic quality -- The undergraduate curriculum and general education -- Part 2: An agenda for strengthening academic quality -- Reforming the curriculum -- Streamlining extracurricular services -- Maintaining a high-quality professoriate -- Foresting competent teaching -- Strengthening academic leadership -- Rethinking decision-making roles and authority -- Part 3: Monitoring quality -- The role of accreditation -- Governing boards and coordinating agencies -- Strengthening undergraduate education: a national imperative.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 273-282) and index.

Part 1: Forces affecting quality in undergraduate education -- The challenges to educational quality since World War II -- Current perspectives on academic quality -- The undergraduate curriculum and general education -- Part 2: An agenda for strengthening academic quality -- Reforming the curriculum -- Streamlining extracurricular services -- Maintaining a high-quality professoriate -- Foresting competent teaching -- Strengthening academic leadership -- Rethinking decision-making roles and authority -- Part 3: Monitoring quality -- The role of accreditation -- Governing boards and coordinating agencies -- Strengthening undergraduate education: a national imperative.

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