The Coming Crisis in US Higher Education, 1636-2036

Before I stepped back from deaning last year I decided to deliver a “decanal valedictory;” some thoughts on higher education that offered a little more intellectual substance than someone in that position normally dispenses on a day to day basis, and that — not incidentally — shared first thoughts on the research project that has occupied my time since then, and will for a while.

From time to time someone stumbles on the text and sends good feedback, so I thought I would make it available here.