HTS Speaker Series: Daniel Kleinman (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

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  • Date/Time:
    • Monday February 9, 2015
      3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Location: Room 102, Hall Building
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Kristie Macrakis
School of History, Technology, and Society

Summaries

Summary Sentence: "Blurring Cultures, Building Hybridity: Remaking a University Identity in a Time of Crisis"

Full Summary: The School of History, Technology, and Society welcomes Daniel Kleinman, a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin, as part of its spring speaker series. Topic: "Blurring Cultures, Building Hybridity: Remaking a University Identity in a Time of Crisis"

"Blurring Cultures, Building Hybridity: Remaking a University Identity in a Time of Crisis"

There is desperation in the academic air.   Public institutions face regular budget shortfalls.  University researchers find that the US federal government has less to give, just as their need grows, and leading politicians question the value of liberal arts education, instead favoring the provision of market-ready skills for today’s undergraduates.  In this context, institutions of higher education in the United States are grappling with identity redefinition.  With a new urgency, universities leaders and faculty are experimenting with business-friendly or –relevant practices, and this is likely to alter how we understand the nature and purpose of higher education.

In this paper, Dr. Kleinman consider several hybrid initiatives or experiments undertaken in the last several years at the University of Wisconsin—Madison that in some fashion blend academic and business codes and practices.  He seek to understand what these initiatives, which echo efforts across the United States, can tell us about the identity of US research universities in the second decade of the 21st century. 

 

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, School of History and Sociology

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Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
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  • Created On: Dec 17, 2014 - 3:57am
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