Joey Gaskins: How Not to Be A University: Lessons from the College of the Bahamas Playbook

I believe that while the contribution of the university to the economy is an important one, there is a higher purpose. Instead of taking a utilitarian view, I want to reflect on words of Wendell Berry, an American scholar, economic critic, activist and farmer. He says, “The thing being made in a university is humanity…what universities, at least the public-supported ones, are mandated to make or to help to make is human beings in the fullest sense of those words — not just trained workers or knowledgeable citizens but responsible heirs and members of human culture.”

via thebahamasweekly.com – How Not to Be A University: Lessons from the College of the Bahamas Playbook.

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