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Contemporary Philosophical Proposals For The University: Toward A Philosophy Of Higher Education By Aaron Stoller & Eli Kramer, Editors, Laura E. Smithers Jul 2018

Contemporary Philosophical Proposals For The University: Toward A Philosophy Of Higher Education By Aaron Stoller & Eli Kramer, Editors, Laura E. Smithers

Educational Foundations & Leadership Faculty Publications

Aaron Stoller and Eli Kramer’s (2018) edited volume Contemporary Philosophical Proposals for the University: Toward a Philosophy of Higher Education is a thought provoking addition to the literature between philosophy and higher education. The editors argue for the possibilities of philosophical thinking, particularly a reconstructive philosophy as read through the work of John Dewey, to ameliorate the problems of our neoliberal times. The contributed chapters extend this work to particular sites in higher education as well as through additional philosophers and philosophical schools of thought. This volume will be of interest to philosophers engaged with problems of higher education ...


The Legal Limits Of “Yes Means Yes”, Paul H. Robinson Jan 2016

The Legal Limits Of “Yes Means Yes”, Paul H. Robinson

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This op-ed piece for the Chronicle of Higher Education argues that the affirmative consent rule of "yes means yes" is a useful standard that can help educate and ideally change norms regarding consent to sexual intercourse. But that goal can best be achieved by using “yes means yes” as an ex ante announcement of the society's desired rule of conduct. That standard only becomes problematic when used as the ex post principle of adjudication for allegations of rape. Indeed, those most interested in changing existing norms ought to be the persons most in support of distinguishing these two importantly ...


Transdisciplinarity: A Review Of Its Origins, Development, And Current Issues, Jay H. Bernstein Jul 2015

Transdisciplinarity: A Review Of Its Origins, Development, And Current Issues, Jay H. Bernstein

Publications and Research

Transdisciplinarity originated in a critique of the standard configuration of knowledge in disciplines in the curriculum, including moral and ethical concerns. Pronouncements about it were first voiced between the climax of government-supported science and higher education and the long retrenchment that began in the 1970s. Early work focused on questions of epistemology and the planning of future universities and educational programs. After a lull, transdisciplinarity re-emerged in the 1990s as an urgent issue relating to the solution of new, highly complex, global concerns, beginning with climate change and sustainability and extending into many areas concerning science, technology, social problems and ...


Books And Our Human Stories, Paul Benson Feb 2015

Books And Our Human Stories, Paul Benson

Paul H. Benson

An essay on the impact of the works in the Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress, an exhibition of rare books from the collection of Stuart Rose. Exhibition was held Sept. 29-Nov. 9, 2014, at the University of Dayton.


Is College Worth It?, David J. Falcone Phd, Joseph A. Volpe Phd Sep 2014

Is College Worth It?, David J. Falcone Phd, Joseph A. Volpe Phd

Explorer Café

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Books And Our Human Stories, Paul H. Benson Jan 2014

Books And Our Human Stories, Paul H. Benson

Philosophy Faculty Publications

An essay on the impact of the works in the Imprints and Impressions: Milestones in Human Progress, an exhibition of rare books from the collection of Stuart Rose. Exhibition was held Sept. 29-Nov. 9, 2014, at the University of Dayton.


Truth, Rhetoric, And Critical Thinking, Lajos L. Brons Oct 2013

Truth, Rhetoric, And Critical Thinking, Lajos L. Brons

Lajos Brons

Despite the extraordinary amount of attention critical thinking has received in the last few decades, the teaching and fostering of critical thinking in higher education is largely failing, and critical thinking has become an empty buzzword. However, given its importance as an aim of education, it needs to be “refilled”, but that is possible only after identifying the causes of the current failure, i.e. the obstacles to fostering critical thinking. Three such obstacles are identified in this paper, two actual and one hypothetical: (1) the lack of clarity and agreement about what critical thinking is, (2) current teaching practice ...


The Intellectual And Curricular Spaces Of Knowledge Studies, Jay H. Bernstein Jun 2013

The Intellectual And Curricular Spaces Of Knowledge Studies, Jay H. Bernstein

Publications and Research

The words “knowledge” and “information” are sometimes used interchangeably, but the connection between them is complex and problematic. Knowledge is a mental product gained from engaging with information. All educational subjects, scholarly disciplines, occupations, and activities produce knowledge as well as information. Because libraries encompass potentially all subjects, professional vision in librarianship would benefit from an examination of knowledge that transcends the methods and topical concerns of individual disciplines. An interdisciplinary (or transdisciplinary) framework in which to view knowledge was pioneered in the post-Sputnik age by Fritz Machlup and Michael Polanyi. Their insights have stimulated scholars to develop research, publications ...


Higher Education And The Arts And Humanities In A Consumer Society, Eric Bain-Selbo Oct 2011

Higher Education And The Arts And Humanities In A Consumer Society, Eric Bain-Selbo

Eric Bain-Selbo

No abstract provided.


Higher Education And The Arts And Humanities In A Consumer Society, Eric Bain-Selbo Oct 2011

Higher Education And The Arts And Humanities In A Consumer Society, Eric Bain-Selbo

Philosophy & Religion Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Values Education And The Future Of Our Colleges And Universities, Eric Bain-Selbo Jun 2011

Values Education And The Future Of Our Colleges And Universities, Eric Bain-Selbo

Eric Bain-Selbo

No abstract provided.


Values Education And The Future Of Our Colleges And Universities, Eric Bain-Selbo Jun 2011

Values Education And The Future Of Our Colleges And Universities, Eric Bain-Selbo

Philosophy & Religion Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Values Education And The Future Of Our Colleges And Universities, Eric Bain-Selbo Jan 2011

Values Education And The Future Of Our Colleges And Universities, Eric Bain-Selbo

Eric Bain-Selbo

No abstract provided.


Winning The Values Debate And The Future Of Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo Jan 2011

Winning The Values Debate And The Future Of Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo

Eric Bain-Selbo

No abstract provided.


Winning The Values Debate And The Future Of Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo Jan 2011

Winning The Values Debate And The Future Of Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo

Philosophy & Religion Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


On The Ethical Possibility Of Sustainability: A Challenge For Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo Oct 2010

On The Ethical Possibility Of Sustainability: A Challenge For Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo

Eric Bain-Selbo

No abstract provided.


On The Ethical Possibility Of Sustainability: A Challenge For Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo Oct 2010

On The Ethical Possibility Of Sustainability: A Challenge For Higher Education, Eric Bain-Selbo

Philosophy & Religion Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


An Empathetic Approach To Physical Education Teacher Education, Tony Monahan Mar 2010

An Empathetic Approach To Physical Education Teacher Education, Tony Monahan

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Based on the theory that a more student-centered approach in physical education classes might encourage more students to engage in lifelong physical activity and, thereby, lead a healthier life, this study was undertaken to determine the effect of a semester-long empathy-focused educational intervention on empathy levels in 59 college-level students studying in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE) Programs at three East-coast universities. ANCOVA results revealed statistically significant findings in "Higher Order" empathy levels in the experimental groups, and analysis of essays written for the study also suggested a change in experimental group subjects' personal view of PE toward an empathetic ...


The Emergence Of The New American College, Daniel R. Denicola Jan 1994

The Emergence Of The New American College, Daniel R. Denicola

Philosophy Faculty Publications

The story of the "New American College" is about the development of a new kind of institution embodying a set of ideals which may resonate across all of higher education. It begins, however, with the humble matter of institutional taxonomy. How we classify our schools and colleges may seem an unexciting issue, but our classification systems reveal our assumptions, our expectations, and ultimately our values. Recall that a conceptual revolution, a breakthrough, is often presaged by an accumulation of classification problems, an accretion of anomalies, a proliferation of misfits. [excerpt]


Fundraising And Ethics, Harlan Stelmach Jan 1991

Fundraising And Ethics, Harlan Stelmach

Harlan Stelmach

In this timely and basic resource, a diverse collection of essays defines the ethical issues in 17 central areas of concern and offers a starting point for means of resolution or policy development in regard to them. The topics include: the social responsibility of colleges and universities on issues such as South Africa, sexual harassment, cheating and plagiarism, faculty evaluation, development and fund raising, admission, problems encountered in scientific research, special concerns related t the presidency, athletics, affirmative action, multicultural and ethnic relations and academic planning. This volume also includes three issues that have emerged in the last several years ...


Risd Paper March 23, 1970, Students Of Risd Mar 1970

Risd Paper March 23, 1970, Students Of Risd

All Student Newspapers

This student-run weekly newspaper was known simply as R.I.S.D., or RISD Paper. The RISD Paper ran through the late 1960s and into the 1970s. The issue of March 23, 1970 included some articles about student activism. RISD students demanded an increase in scholarships and a tuition freeze for four years. There was information about the members of the board of trustees. There was a plea to offer 30 full scholarships to needy students from Rhode Island.