Input: Eine Universität ist kein Business

Hunter Baker, Professor für Politikwissenschaft, denkt über die Kommerzialisierung der Universitäten nach:

Kuyper has much to say to both students and institutions in these century-old addresses. He would resist the transformation of the university into something more like a business. In light of his idea of sphere sovereignty, I think he’d say a school is a different kind of endeavor than a profit-making business—and I think he’d be right. Universities (including Christian ones, especially Christian ones) must find a way to reduce the market-driven nature of their activities. They must find a way to diminish the dominating influence of tuition dollars. At the same time, students must place more emphasis on developing scholarly (in the best sense of the word) habits and less on simply progressing toward a credential.