Planning for Higher Education Journal

Higher Education’s Crisis of Purpose

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From Volume 1 Number 3 | December 1972
By Ivar Berg

Examining the changes occurring in the nation's colleges and universities over the past quarter of a century, Ivar Berg, George E. Warren professor of business and sociology at Columbia University, finds higher education in "a crisis of purpose," a crisis that will have deep significance for the academic planner. Professor Berg is the author of Education and Jobs: The Great Training Robbery, published by Praeger in 1970 and issued as a Beacon paperback in 1971. He has been associate dean of faculties at Columbia and led a task force that prepared an HEW-approved affirmative-action program for that university. His provocative ideas on higher education's crisis are outlined in this article.

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