The Mission of the University: Medieval to Postmodern Transformations

@article{Scott2006TheMO,
  title={The Mission of the University: Medieval to Postmodern Transformations},
  author={John C. Scott},
  journal={The Journal of Higher Education},
  year={2006},
  volume={77},
  pages={1 - 39}
}
  • John C. Scott
  • Published 1 February 2006
  • Education
  • The Journal of Higher Education
Mission transformation, multiplicity, and complexity are analyzed. The medieval university emphasizes teaching. Thereafter, the early modern university adopts nationalization (service to the nation-state). The formative U.S. college advances democratization. Simultaneously, the German university promotes research. The modern American university elevates public service. Today's rapid globalization suggests a new mission: internationalization. 
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