In these times of continuous change and challenges
to higher education, it is not a bad idea to ponder
whether or not its fundamental mission has changed.
Most people accept that the main mission of colleges
and universities is the transmission of knowledge.
Whether that knowledge is used to learn
skills, get a better job, or simply for advancement of
intellectual growth, that is and has always been the
mission of higher education.
Romero, A. 2016. Despite changes, college’s role remains the same. The Edwardsville Intelligencer 15 September 2016, p. 3.