Higher Education Exchange (2012)

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This annual publication serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share.

The Higher Education Exchange is founded on a thought articulated by Thomas Jefferson in 1820: “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.”

In the tradition of Jefferson, the Higher Education Exchange agrees that a central goal of higher education is to help make democracy possible by preparing citizens for public life. The Higher Education Exchange is part of a movement to strengthen higher education’s democratic mission and foster a more democratic culture throughout American society.

Working in this tradition, the Higher Education Exchange publishes interviews, case studies, analyses, news, and ideas about efforts within higher education to develop more democratic societies. The Exchange is edited by David W. Brown and Deborah Witte.

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Higher Education
Foreword by Deborah Witte  ( PDF )
Higher Education and the American Commonwealth Partnership: An Interview by Harry Boyte  ( PDF )
Tales from Anti-Civic U by Claire Snyder-Hall  ( PDF )
Educating Democratically: An Interview by Elizabeth Minnich  ( PDF )
Living Democracy: A Project for Students and Citizens by Mark Wilson, Nan Fairley  ( PDF )
Civic Engagement and Doctoral Education by Ellen M. Knutson, Dan A. Lewis  ( PDF )
Public Scholarship at the Graduate Student Level by Robin Hoecker  ( PDF )
Wicked Bedfellows: Can Science and Democracy Coexist in the Land Grant? by Wynne Wright  ( PDF )
What Is College For? The Public Purpose of Higher Education by Elizabeth Hudson  ( PDF )
Higher Education and Har Megiddo by David Mathews  ( PDF )

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