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UBC president discusses 3 trends undermining higher education's mission

UBC president Stephen J. Toope, writing for the @U15ca blog, discusses three trends undermining #highered's mission & diversity: rankings; government control of research; MOOCs.

"A constellation of trends is pushing universities in the same direction – toward a homogenization that undermines our ability to fulfill the mission that has shaped our evolution over centuries. If universities cease to be highly differentiated, specific places with distinctive personalities, we will undermine the intellectual diversity needed to produce the catalysis that ignites new ideas, new discoveries and healthy social, cultural and economic innovation."


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