The essay lays out and explains the terms regarding the American university system. If the absence of a federal educational system allows for a huge variety in terms of academic models, it does not follow that there is total arbitrariness: the accountability of institutions of higher education is based on a system of accreditation that is peer-reviewed, and it is established also by a national ranking of academic institutions. At the turn of the century, such paradigm is pulled into contradictory directions and divergent changes: on the one hand funds are shrinking, on the other hand the society at large requires a diversified and wider entrance into a specialized higher educational system.

Università americana oltre il modello?

SCANNAVINI, ANNA
2007-01-01

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The essay lays out and explains the terms regarding the American university system. If the absence of a federal educational system allows for a huge variety in terms of academic models, it does not follow that there is total arbitrariness: the accountability of institutions of higher education is based on a system of accreditation that is peer-reviewed, and it is established also by a national ranking of academic institutions. At the turn of the century, such paradigm is pulled into contradictory directions and divergent changes: on the one hand funds are shrinking, on the other hand the society at large requires a diversified and wider entrance into a specialized higher educational system.
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