This book tells the fascinating story of Niagara Universityas inner life and outward journey since its founding 150 years ago. What began as a Catholic seminary in 1856 has evolved into a modern mid-sized Catholic university. The path was not an easy one, as the university - faculty, students, and administrators - faced major changes in both the external environment and its own internal imperatives. Central to the story is the universityas struggle to preserve and assert its Catholic and Vincentian heritage and identity, sometimes at great cost. This book is useful for courses in the history and administration of higher education in the United States.Chapter 10 The End of Informality Niagara knew little about its new president. A native of Brooklyn, ... The most sweeping declaration of the team was its call for aquot; academic leadershipaquot; to forge within the faculty a sense of its own corporate importance; only then could faculty break out of the aquot;insularityaquot; which hindered broader professional development. Most academic programs were aquot;solidaquot; or aquot; traditionalaquot; and conducted in a friendly even congenial atmosphere. But was this enough?
|Title||:||The Rainbow Never Fades|
|Author||:||John B. Stranges|
|Publisher||:||Peter Lang - 2007|