Table of Contents

Preface: One Student’s Tragedy…..vii

Introduction…..1

PART I: THE UNIVERSITY AND THE STUDENTS

Chapter 1:   The Role of the University—Is This What YOU Want?…..Page 7

The Role of the University from the University’s Perspective…..Page 7

The Role of the University from the Student’s Perspective…….Page 14

Chapter 2: State of the University—How Bad Is It, Really?…..Page 19

Chapter 3: Where Did It Go Wrong?…..Page 33

PART II: SO WHO’S RUNNING THE PLACE?

Chapter 4: Accreditation: The Foxes Are Guarding the Henhouse…..Page 49

Chapter 5: The Power of the Professor…..Page 65

Chapter 6: No-Impact Research…..Page 83

PART III: THE CLASSROOM

Chapter 7: The Classroom Experience—The Student’s Private Hell…..Page 95

Chapter 8: The Underground Curriculum: The Cheating Game…..Page 117

Chapter 9: The Underground Curriculum: The Textbook Game…..Page 143

PART IV: SO WHAT NOW?

Chapter 10: The “New” University: A Time for Change….Page 155

Chapter 11: Parents and High School Students: Your College Strategy…..Page 169

Step 1 – Determine Your Needs…..Page 176

Step 2 – Address Critical Issues…..Page 178

Step 3 – Seek Out the Undisputed Truth…..Page 191

Step 4 – Choose the College and Select A School…..Page 197

Afterword: A Message for College Students Today —Your Path to Change…..Page 203

 

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