In this multi-faceted case study of one advanced institution of adult higher education, the contributors and editors to the volume layout significant challenges facing not just non-traditional post-secondary colleges and universities but all organizations of higher education in today’s swiftly changing context. Competing that nontraditional institutions are especially challenged in these unsettled times, they argue that these organizations’ distinctive academic programs are among the most vulnerable in the landscape of higher education today.
The 19 essays that makeup Principles, Practices, and Creative Tensions in Progressive Higher Education, (PDF) highlight and examine main creative tensions, rich interplays of emphases and values in higher education, in order to clarify and address more intentionally the questions that we must address: Can we make constructive use of these tensions? And can we chart a course that will both respond innovatively to swift change and maintain a vision and the principles and purposes on which that vision rests? Can we recognize what is at stake? Taken as a whole, this volume cast light on the creative tensions and questions that can, with thoughtful attention, help to keep a substitute, progressive vision of adult higher education alive.
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