In a message dated 98-01-13 23:37:48 EST, you write:

 If you want to find what issues  your college president is talking about ,
 read  the fall 1997 issue of Daedalus. The Journal of the American Academy
 of  Arts and  Sciences titled  "The American Academic Profession-15 very
 readable articles by scholars and college presidents.

 Although hopeful about the future, they stress hat higher ed. faces
 challenges like :
          a public that is less enthusiastic about college education  and
 appalled  at its cost
         federal and state  legislators who are reluctant  to give ever
 larger  appropriations to colleges.
Martha, thanks for the information. What about the "hopeful about the future"
part of these articles? What were they hopeful about, or should I look them up

Thanks for helping to keep us informed of long-range trends.

Richard Damashek
Roosevelt University