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The purpose of this paper is to articulate a personal philosophy of higher education. Ultimately, we all have a philosophy of higher education, but many of us have never articulated it. As higher education scholars and/or practitioners, it is critical that we are aware of the perceptions and beliefs that guide our work. At the same time, this course is designed to challenge and expand students’ foundational beliefs about higher education. Students will compose an 8 page, double-spaced paper (not including references) that articulates their philosophy of higher education. This assignment is based on the essential questions that we will discuss and reflect on throughout this course (listed below). Students must properly address ALL the questions in their paper. Although the statement may be written in first person, it should also be grounded in theory and research and should make proper reference to appropriate course readings and additional scholarship as needed to express a thorough philosophy (at least 10 scholarly citations are required). The final statement should demonstrate a reflective analysis of course literature and materials related to a personal philosophy of higher education and should develop a supported argument for the answers to the essential questions.
Essential Questions (hint: you may use these questions to develop sub-headings in the paper, per
1. What is the purpose of higher education?
2. Who should attend colleges and universities?
3. What should be taught?
4. Who should teach?
5. Who should pay?
6. How should higher education be structured and governed?
7. What is the role of state/federal government?
8. What is higher education’s responsibility to society?