Restoring Our Links with Society: The Neglected Art of Collective Responsibility

  • Peter T. Elwell National Center for Higher Education Management
Keywords: Higher Education, Communication with Public, Cooperative Entrepreneurship


The academy has lost in recent years much of its sense of collective purpose- precisely the quality for which it once was accorded deference and respect. One result is a growing communications gap between higher education and its publics. Another is increased pressure to evolve new ways for redefining faculty work that provide incentives for cooperative entrepreneurship, consistent wiith both societal expectations and core academic values.