A Working Model of a New American University

  • Michael M. Crow Arizona State University
Keywords: Higher Education, Modern Universities, Change


American universities confront unique challenges as they move into the twenty-first century. These include rapid population growth, demographic and economic changes on both global and regional levels, and the numerous local challenges that face today's communities. Modern universities must engage, and in turn be engaged by, their communities in order to improve civic life and the opportunities available to both individuals and institutions. Arizvna State University has tried to develop a model of a New American University in response to today's expanding challenges and opportunities.