This Special Issue explores the theme of the university. ASPECT Program students respond to an essay by Dr. Joseph Pitt (Professor of Philosophy, Virginia Tech) entitled “On the Idea of a University.” ASPECT student Jordan Hill is the Guest Editor for this Special Issue. He took the lead in coordinating the various essays. — The SPECTRA Production Team, December 2011
- Joseph Pitt – On the Idea of a University
- Jordan Hill – The University, Its Ideas, and Discontents
- Shien-Hauh Leu – Imperialistic Fantasies and the Future of the University
- Aaron Stoller – Communities of Practices and Ways of Knowing: Reclaiming Bildung in University Education
- Seth Bartee – What Happened to the American Scholar?
- Pamela Mullins – The Destruction and Origins of Knowledge
- Scott Tate – The Role of the University in Society: Exceptional Public Intellectuals or Engaged Interdisciplinary Neighbors?
- Barbara Okker Hassell – College Adjuncts as the 21st Century “One Dimensional Man”
- Hyunkyoung Cho – The Problem of Knowledge Provoked by the Collaborative Action of Technology and Human
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