In addition to the recent serious calls for improved undergraduate education across all disciplines, several critiques, focused on agriculture faculty in particular. Fundamental issues in these cases include: 1) the meaning of an "educated" person, 2) the appropriate model of the ideal university, 3) the training, development, values, role and evaluation of faculty members, and 4) the prospects and process for academic reform. This paper attempts to identify some of the current critical problems, address some of the key issues involved and propose a set of necessary, but probably insufficient solutions.



academic reform, academic challenges, academic solutions

Download this file (Ellerbrock_NACTA_Journal_December_1987-4.pdf)Download Article[ ]769 kB