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The Resource Fail U. : the false promise of higher education, Charles J. Sykes

Fail U. : the false promise of higher education, Charles J. Sykes

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Fail U. : the false promise of higher education
Title
Fail U.
Title remainder
the false promise of higher education
Statement of responsibility
Charles J. Sykes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
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?"
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10523917
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1954-
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Sykes, Charles J
Dewey number
378/.010973
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • College costs
  • Educational change
  • EDUCATION
  • College costs
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Educational change
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the false promise of higher education
Label
Fail U. : the false promise of higher education, Charles J. Sykes
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn918994696
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781250071590
Lccn
2016003175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994696
Label
Fail U. : the false promise of higher education, Charles J. Sykes
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
ocn918994696
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
278 pages
Isbn
9781250071590
Lccn
2016003175
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994696

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