America's colleges and universities have been targeted for public criticism as well as professional scrutiny in recent years. Public concern is often voiced about skyrocketing costs and the diminishing quality of education. Educators are confronted with increasing course loads, the poor quality of the incoming undergraduate students, overwhelming committee work, demands to "publish or perish," and job security. In the midst of these criticisms, few truly constructive solutions have appeared. This book makes a significant contribution to this debate by bringing together prominent figures in the field of education for a frank and open discussion.