on those who have so far expressed an interest in collaborating on the site,
Palinurus will in the future grow into a general-purpose platform for making
both academics and the public aware of what is at stake in the adaptation
of higher education to the global "new economy."
will be a curricular component designed to link together students and instructors
who are thinking about the changing role of higher education in contemporary
society. Beginning with a registry of academic courses around the world
that reflect on this issue in whole or part, the curricular component will
evolve more ambitious interactive features (e.g., online forums in which
students taking courses in "general education" or "introduction
to a major" can converse with students in similar courses elsewhere,
make use of the site bibliography and discussion topics for assignments,
and post writings to the site).
planned is a calendar of selected business, government, and academic events
that bear on the site's interrelated issues. This will serve as a means
of highlighting the broad front of global, regional, national, local, and
institutional activity on which the contest for the soul of "knowledge
society" is now being fought. Events will include conferences, working
groups, task forces, economic or educational initiatives, etc.
the site has grown to a certain point, it will then solicit contributions
(articles, questions, challenges, interviews, virtual classroom "visits,"
virtual "debates") from a variety of influential figures in business,
government, university administration, and academic scholarship.
you have suggestions for future features of this site, or if you would like
to collaborate by authoring pages, assuming responsibility for one of the
above-mentioned features, or setting up part of the site on your institution's
or organization's server, please write.