Beginning at the turn of the 20th century, the general form of the undergraduate curriculum as we know it today established itself, and faculty members gained standing as a true profession within American society. The system of extracurricular activities blossomed, as did intercollegiate athletics. Meanwhile, the Unites States was drawn into World Wars, and colleges like other institutions, contributed to the war effort.
*Describe key elements of the model that emerged during this period. W
*What were Thorstein Velblen’s concerns during this period?
*Were they valid?
*How did the American professoriate change and in what ways did the American Association of University Professors contribute to that change?
*Which were the prominent institutions of this period and what did they contribute?
*How did American Higher Education respond to the two wars?