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Campus Confidential

100 startling things you don't know about Canadian universities

By Coates, Ken S. and Morrison, Bill

$22.95 Paperback
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Our universities represent the very best in our society. They are the wellsprings of new ideas, the incubators of new companies, the centres of culture, the training ground for the leaders of tomorrow, and the meeting place for brilliant young minds and accomplished mentors.
Or at least, that's how it's supposed to be. The truth is, our universities are floundering, and as a result they are coming under attack from all sides -- from government, students, parents, and faculty. To respond to these challenges, the first step is to face the uncomfortable facts about universities today. That's what insiders Kenneth Coates and William Morrison do in this short book. If we can get past the myths and dreams to come to terms with universities as they actually are, we can start a real debate about what they should be doing.

"[One of the smartest critics of the system is Ken Coates... Dr. Coatess book, Campus Confidential, is essential reading for students and their parents."

- Margaret Wente The Globe and Mail

KEN S. COATES is Professor of history and Dean, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Waterloo. He has taught at universities across Canada as well as in New Zealand. He served as the Founding Vice President Academic) at the University of Northern British Columbia and has previously held the position of dean at both the University of New Brunswick at Saint John and the University of Saskatchewan.
A graduate of McMaster University and the University of Western Ontario, BILL MORRISON worked from 1969 to 2010 as a university professor and administrator in Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia and as a visiting professor in the United States. He has published fourteen books, twelve of them in collaboration with Kenneth Coates.

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 248 pages
Publication Date: 7th March 2011
ISBN: 9781552776506
Format: 9in x 6in

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 26th September 2011
ISBN: 9781552776513
Format: EPUB

BIC Code: JNF, JNM
BISAC Code:  EDU015000, EDU034000
Imprint: Lorimer


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