Rebirth of the research university
In California, some of us spend a good deal of time feeling nostalgia for days past (specifically, 1960) when the California Master Plan for Higher Education was codified, approved, and financed. In the world of higher education, this visionary plan was the greatest organizational idea for public higher education in the 20th century. It connected excellence in research to the mission of near-universal education by defining the roles of its three systems of universities, state colleges, and community colleges.
Originally published: April 27, 2017
Author: Nicholas B. Dirks
Position: Former Chancellor
Institution: University of California at Berkeley
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed