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"A groundbreaking and inspiring work, Alternative Universities offers provocative visions of new higher education institutions that are radically different from what we currently have. I admire David Staley's audacity."

"Too often our debates on the future of higher education either fail to imagine something different from today or conclude with grim prognostications about the imminent demise of the university. In Alternative Universities, Staley gives us another wayactually ten other waysto think more creatively on the subject."

"Alternative Universities aims to enrich our imagination about what might be possible for higher education—and for the students whom it should aim not just to serve but to transform. The book promises to inspire innovation beyond the bounds of most current efforts, something the field and society desperately need during this time of profound change."

"This book gives us the fodder we need to open our minds to the possible university: the one that awaits us if we can trust ourselves to move beyond data-driven decision-making and let our imaginations loose in the present."

"While a sophisticated futurist who has a keen understanding of the dramatic and multi-layered trends affecting all social institutions, Staley is also a historian and human-centered pattern finder who reminds us that the real value of a university lies in its constant 'state of becoming.'"

"David Staley's new book is a must-read if one believes that the future of the American university is in jeopardy and that recapturing the intellectually important leadership role of the university in this century will require change. Dr. Staley has outlined ten approaches to configuring a university to compete globally in this century. For anyone who leads universities or is in the university administration business, failure to read this book is at your own peril."

Alternative Universities
Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education
Publication Date: 26 Mar 2019
Status: Available
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Trim Size: 5.5" x 8.5"
Page Count: 280 pages
Illustrations: 10 b&w illus.
ISBN: 9781421427416