Universities: Campus 1980: The Student Is King

On the college campus of 1980, the expressed needs of students will have priority. Students will fashion their own curriculum, teach each other, study on their own up to a third of the time, and quit school, return or transfer at will. Scholars, predicts Lewis B. Mayhew, a professor of higher education at Stanford, will be paid well enough to spurn research grants and outside fees. They will thus finally be able to accept the idea that "their chief duty is to help young people change."

That euphoric vision of undergraduate education is...

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