Fail U. : the false promise of higher education / Charles J. Sykes.
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- ISBN: 9781250071590
- ISBN: 1250071593
- Physical Description: 278 pages ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages -272) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Part I. I told you so -- Introduction: Scenes from a graduation -- 1. Bursting the college bubble -- 2. Déjà vu: ProfScam twenty-eight years later -- Part II. The college bubble -- 3. The (escalating) flight from teaching -- 4. the reality of academic research -- 5. What do students learn (and does anybody care)? -- 6. the college for all delusion -- Part III. Bloat -- 7. Our bloated colleges -- 8. Academia's edifice bloat -- Part IV. Junk scholarship, hoaxes, and scandals -- 9. Does the Emperor have any clothes? -- 10. A scandal reconsidered -- Part V. Victim U. (trigger warning) -- 11. Grievance U. -- 12. Rape U. -- Part VI. Is this time different? -- 13. Time for a bailout? -- 14. Netflix U. -- 15. Smaller, fewer, less.
|Summary, etc.:|| "The cost of a college degree has increased by 1,125% since 1978 - four times the rate of inflation. Total student debt is $1.3 trillion. Many private universities charge tuitions ranging from $60-70,000 per year. Nearly 2/3 of all college students must borrow to study, and the average student graduates with more than $30,000 in debt. 53% of college graduates under 25 years old are unemployed or underemployed (working part-time or in low-paying jobs that do not require college degrees). Professors - remember them? - rarely teach undergraduates at many major universities. 76% of all university classes are taught by part-time, untenured faculty. In Fail U., Charles J. Sykes asks, "Is it worth it?" With chapters exploring the staggering costs of a college education, the sharp decline in tenured faculty and teaching loads, the explosion of administrator jobs, the grandiose building plans (gyms, food courts, student recreation centers), and the hysteria surrounding the "epidemic" of campus rapes, "triggers," "micro-aggressions," and other forms of alleged trauma, Fail U. concludes by offering a different vision of higher education; one that is affordable, more productive, and better-suited to meet the needs of a diverse range of students. Provocative, persuasive, clear-eyed, and even amusing, Fail U. strips the academic emperor of its clothes to reveal the American university system as it really is - and how it must change"-- Provided by publisher.
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