On the Horizon: Volume 18 Issue 4


Table of contents - Special Issue: Exploring critical issues in American higher education

Guest Editors: Robert A. Scott

The modern American university: a love story

Robert A. Scott

The purpose of this article is to survey areas of admiration, anguish, and anticipation in higher education.


Teetering between eras: higher education in a global, knowledge networked world

Gail O. Mellow, Diana D. Woolis

The purpose of this paper is to describe the major influences shaping higher education today and how they will transform higher education over the next 20 years.


A new model for financing public colleges and universities

Darryl G. Greer, Michael W. Klein

The purpose of this paper is to suggest public service corporations as a new means of helping to finance comprehensive public colleges and universities based on a well‐documented


Rehg admirably takes the science wars to a new level

Thomas J. Farrell

The purpose of this paper is twofold: first, to discuss certain key issues involved in the science wars; second, to review William Rehg's Cogent Science in Context: The Science


Considering leaving before they've even started: an examination of freshmen at risk for transfer

Yiting Chang, Nava Lerer, Kathryn Talley

Most retention literature compares students who remain at an institution with those who leave. This paper seeks to extend the analysis by focusing on freshmen who leave in order

National Survey of Student Engagement's (NSSE) benchmarks – one size fits all?

Nava Lerer, Kathryn Talley

Administrators of the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) argue that the results from the five benchmarks, constructed from the survey's items, “produce a set of national


Between the acropolis and the agora

Tom P. Abeles

Post‐secondary institutions are undergoing change. This review aims to look at how the changes are being addressed in Europe and the USA.


Review of Reflections on Higher Education, by Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, Oryx Press, Westport, CT, 2002

Robert A. Scott

This paper aims to review a book of insights from a highly successful campus president.

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