New information technologies and the restructuring of higher education: The constitutional view Chapter uri icon


  • The legal context in which educational institutions operate may facilitate or constrain the strategies and actions adopted by universities, for example in terms of their degree of autonomy in reconfiguring their geography and internal and external relationships. In this chapter, Braman explores these issues through the first comprehensive survey of every US Supreme Court case dealing with an institution of higher education. Her analysis of this constitutional law suggests that the university in the US is in a strong position to move forward on initiatives that may require it to assert its rights. She also warns of threats to the traditional role of universities in the public sphere.

author list (cited authors)

  • Braman, S.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Braman, S

Book Title

  • Digital Academe: The New Media and Institutions of Higher Education and Learning

publication date

  • June 2005