Critically reflect on the impact of topics, trends, and events of historical eras on higher education and the dynamics surrounding the university-builders in the formative decades between 1880 and 1920. Think about what it would have been like to be a college student during this time. Then reflect on the time when you first enrolled in your graduate program. What was your experience? Were you excited about the prospects of teaching at the higher education level? What subject would you most enjoy teaching? Do you think you could have taught this same subject between 1880 and1920? Now that you know more about the history of higher education, have your general perceptions changed?
During this era college was nothing like today in regards to large campuses with students who dictated the learning environment. Teachers were the ultimate authority figures and students were more similar to apprentices than the students of today. Therefore, as a graduate student with the capability to enter into the ...
The history of higher education is examined.