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Enriching Higher Education Training Through Values And Social Engagement, Gus Gregorutti
The present study starts describing the relevance of university mission statements and how they have been interacting with the social demands throughout the history of higher education. This way, the recent development of a knowledge economy has strongly impacted universities that look for ways to produce and commercialize ideas (second and third missions). The increasing accreditation agencies and regional and international rankings have helped to reinforce these processes. This trend has created a situation where isomorphic mechanisms are pressing universities to align themselves with models that do not always fit a wide spectrum of them. In addition, this chapter underlines ...
La Universidad Confesional Y Los Nuevos Modelos De Universidades: ¿Es Posible Mantener La Identidad?, Gus Gregorutti
This study presents the dynamic relationship between the different mission statements
and their impact on university’s models. The excessive promotion of the
production of knowledge, as the central paradigm for higher education, has produced
unbalances in universities. Religious affiliated institutions needs to reposition
themself with their characteristics to offering an education that includes all
three existing missions, but adds a fourth one as a way of enriching training. This
new mission purpose that centers on the development of wisdom, it is not only
useful for religious affiliated universities, but also for all kind of higher education
models. Toward the ...