Reading, Lucas discusses how Colonial and Antebellum colleges were established in America. As colleges became universities, a distinction was formed between clergy as leaders to more business model leaders, and political affairs became a greater focus for institutions in contrast to more civil affairs prior to this transition. Lucas highlights conflicts that encouraged decisions for restructuring of institutions of higher education post-civil war. Curriculum design and faculty retention were some of the areas of higher education most impacted by the restructuring and rebuilding of institutions. Lucas discusses how institutions began making sure that their academics aligned with practical knowledge while being developed.
What are some of the present-day impacts of the restructuring of Early American colleges and universities discussed?
Readings chapters: The American Colonial and Antebellum College and The Evolving American University