American Higher Education The idea of the college or university in relation to its role in American society is to educate citizens, increase knowledge, and provide the essential connections in forms of service in ways that benefit individuals, communities, states, the nation, and the world. This encompasses the enrichment of our culture and aids in the prevention and solving of problems affecting our society.
This course brought to light that it is essential that colleges and universities maintain their relevance to our society in the future. In seeking to accomplish this, they should focus on: · Quality and appreciation of faculty · Keeping tuition down · Keeping up with current technologies to effectively deliver instruction · Raising more private funds · System chancellors working more closely with senators and congressmen/women in their states to continue federal financial aid to gradually increase the funding as opposed to decreasing. · Continuing to diversify faculty · Greater accountability for the quality of undergraduate education (curriculum, teaching, and learning) · Student learning assessment (constructive feedback is needed to learn) · Faculty becoming more effective teachers · Building or strengthening the connections between campuses and communities · Better engaging students by incorporating digital media to effectively teach and communicate with them
Just as artist, Filippo Brunelleschi’s used “his brilliantly marshalling expertise and resources” and “his own ingenuity to create something of lasting value to society,” with the intent of moving passed that which seemed impossible, so should the college and university leaders as they face the future trials of academia.