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Credentials

One of the purposes of the modern university is credentialing. Like any purpose, we need to understand whether or not the university is best suited for this kind of job. First, we need to determine what credentialing is, so we know what it requires. Once we know what it requires, we will be able to determine whether or not the university meets those requirements. Credentials can be understood in a...

The Four Purposes of the Modern University

I have briefly examined the various uses that are made of the modern university. As I said earlier, the modern university has a purpose and that purpose is simply what it is being used for right now. Right now the university has four purposes: it is a credentialing institution, a research institution, an educational institution and a culture-forming institution. A university provides credentials t...