Thoughts on higher education and scientific research

Jeffrey Voas, George F. Hurlburt, Keith W. Miller, Phillip A. Laplante, Bret Michael

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Academicians are working to give an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to knowledge acquisition. Academic specialization is highly encouraged as a means to obtain advanced degrees. The preparatory work in academics is done at increasing levels of abstraction in some minute area of study, without rightful regard to potentially relevant fields. One dimension of a tipping point in higher education suggests institutions of higher education must look outward to better align with the societies they support. Another clear dimension of the necessary tipping point in higher education is a movement from specialization to holistic understanding, which requires introspection. The higher education system has to constantly change and adjust to a wide variety of situations in the country whether political, social, economic or cultural.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number5735587
Pages (from-to)6-9
Number of pages4
JournalIT Professional
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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