What's Public about Public Higher Ed?

What's Public about Public Higher Ed?

Author: Stephen M. Gavazzi

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421442532

Category: Education

Page: 232

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Exploring the current state of relationships between public universities, government leaders, and the citizens who elect them, this book offers insight into how to repair the growing rift between higher education and its public. Higher education gets a bad rap these days. The public perception is that there is a growing rift between public universities and the elected officials who support them. In What's Public about Public Higher Ed?, Stephen M. Gavazzi and E. Gordon Gee explore the reality of that supposed divide, offering qualitative and quantitative evidence of why it's happened and what can be done about it. Critical problems, Gavazzi and Gee argue, have arisen because higher education leaders often assumed that what was good for universities was good for the public at large. For example, many public institutions have placed more emphasis on research at the expense of teaching, learning, and outreach. This university-centric viewpoint has contributed significantly to the disconnect between our nation's public universities and the representatives of the people they are supposed to be serving. But this gulf can only be bridged, the authors insist, if people at the universities take the time to really listen to what the citizens of their states are asking of them. Gavazzi and Gee draw on never-before-gathered survey data on public sentiment regarding higher education. Collected from citizens residing in the four most populous states—California, Florida, New York, and Texas—plus Ohio and West Virginia, the authors' home states, this data reflects critical issues, including how universities spend taxpayer money, the pursuit of national rankings, student financial aid, and the interplay of international activities versus efforts to create "closer to home" impact. An unflinching, no-holds-barred exploration of what citizens really think about their public universities, What's Public about Public Higher Ed? also places special emphasis on the events of 2020—including the COVID-19 pandemic and the worst racial unrest seen in half a century—as major inflection points for understanding the implications of the survey's findings.

The Economics of Education

The Economics of Education

Author: Steve Bradley

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780081026458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 602

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The Economics of Education: A Comprehensive Overview, Second Edition, offers a comprehensive and current overview of the field of that is broadly accessible economists, researchers and students. This new edition revises the original 50 authoritative articles and adds Developed (US and European) and Developing Country perspectives, reflecting the differences in institutional structures that help to shape teacher labor markets and the effect of competition on student outcomes. Provides international perspectives that describe the origins of key subjects, their major issues and proponents, their landmark studies, and opportunities for future research Increases developing county perspectives and comparisons of cross-country institutions Requires no prior knowledge of the economics of education

Higher Education Outcomes Assessment for the Twenty-first Century

Higher Education Outcomes Assessment for the Twenty-first Century

Author: Peter Hernon

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692755

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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This book discusses recent trends in outcomes assessment, examines how state governments are reshaping the national discussion with higher education, and explains how libraries must respond to these changes. • Provides current, informed coverage of outcomes assessment in higher education, the shift away from student retention, and the role of the library in these new directions • Includes an appendix that supplies the most complete list of higher education stakeholders and individuals with whom library directors need to interact

What Universities Owe Democracy

What Universities Owe Democracy

Author: Ronald J. Daniels

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421442693

Category: Education

Page: 336

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"This book identifies four distinct functions of American higher education that colleges and universities have acquired over the past two hundred years and that are integral to liberal democracy: social mobility, citizenship education, the discovery and communication of knowledge, and the cultivation of a pluralistic society. Each chapter takes up one of these functions to analyze and assess"--

Performance Funding for Higher Education: What Are the Mechanisms? What Are the Impacts?

Performance Funding for Higher Education: What Are the Mechanisms? What Are the Impacts?

Author: Kevin J. Dougherty

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118754276

Category: Education

Page: 152

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After first appearing in 1979 in Tennessee, performance fundingfor higher education went on to be adopted by another 26 states.This monograph reviews research on a multitude of states to addressthese questions: • What impacts does performance funding have oninstitutional practices and, ultimately, student outcomes? • What obstacles and unintended effects do performancefunding encounter? This monograph finds considerable impacts on institutionalpractices, weak impacts on student outcomes, substantial obstacles,and sizable unintended impacts. Given this, the monograph closeswith a discussion of the implications for future research and forpublic policymaking on performance funding. This is the 2nd issue of the 39th volume of the Jossey-Bassseries ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is thedefinitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based onthorough research of pertinent literature and institutionalexperiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Notedpractitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write thereports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscriptbefore publication.

American Higher Education

American Higher Education

Author: John R. Thelin

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317498629

Category: Education

Page: 366

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Higher education in the United States is a complex, diverse, and important enterprise. The latest book in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series brings to life issues of governance, organization, teaching and learning, student life, faculty, finances, college sports, public policy, fundraising, and innovations in higher education today. Written by renowned author John R. Thelin, each chapter bridges research, theory, and practice and discusses a range of institutions – including the often overlooked for-profits, community colleges, and minority serving institutions. A blend of stories and analysis, this exciting new book challenges present and future higher education practitioners to be informed and active participants, capable of improving their institutions.

What Is the Future of Higher Education?

What Is the Future of Higher Education?

Author: Roman Espejo

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 9780737776652

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 136

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Education has rising costs, just like anything else, but it also has new avenues that create more access, such as online universities, open or free online courses, and specialized short-term certification. This volume explores a range of topics including what role online education will play, and how private and community colleges will function in the future.

The Alcalde

The Alcalde

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Page: 96

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As the magazine of the Texas Exes, The Alcalde has united alumni and friends of The University of Texas at Austin for nearly 100 years. The Alcalde serves as an intellectual crossroads where UT's luminaries - artists, engineers, executives, musicians, attorneys, journalists, lawmakers, and professors among them - meet bimonthly to exchange ideas. Its pages also offer a place for Texas Exes to swap stories and share memories of Austin and their alma mater. The magazine's unique name is Spanish for "mayor" or "chief magistrate"; the nickname of the governor who signed UT into existence was "The Old Alcalde."

Educating Inequality

Educating Inequality

Author: Robert Samuels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351619486

Category: Education

Page: 182

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Politicians and school officials often argue that higher education is the solution to many of our social, and economic problems. Educating Inequality argues that in order to reduce inequality and enhance social mobility, public policies are needed to revamp the financial aid system and increase the number of good jobs. Exploring topics such as the fairness of the current social system, the focus on individual competition in an unequal society, and democracy and capitalism in higher education, this important book seeks to uncover the major myths that shape how people view higher education and its relation to the economy. Looking to models that generate economic mobility and social equality, this book advocates a broader vision for public higher education to promote universal equality and global awareness.

Sustainable. Resilient. Free.: The Future of Higher Education

Sustainable. Resilient. Free.: The Future of Higher Education

Author: John Warner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1948742950

Category: Education

Page: 160

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In 1983, U.S. News and World Report started to rank colleges and universities, throwing them into competition with each other for students and precious resources. Over the course of the next thirty or so years, everything fell apart. A Reagan-era ethos of privatization and competition has turned students into consumers and colleges into businesses. Tuition is unaffordable. Student loan debt is more than $1.6 trillion, and a majority of college faculty work in adjunct positions for low pay and with no security. Colleges exist to enroll students, collect tuition, and hold classes. When learning happens, it is in spite of the system, not because of it. The coronavirus pandemic has laid bare what we already know: the current system is unsustainable. We have forgotten that education is infrastructure, and are paying a high price for this wrong turn thirty-plus years ago. In Sustainable. Resilient. Free., author and educator John Warner maps out a way forward, one by which our public colleges and universities are reoriented around enhancing the intellectual, social, and economic potentials of students while providing broad-based benefits to the community at large. As Warner explains, it's not even complicated. It's no more costly than the current system. We just have to choose to live the values we claim to hold dear.

The Graduate School Mess

The Graduate School Mess

Author: Leonard Cassuto

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674495616

Category: Education

Page: 273

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American graduate education is in disarray. Graduate study in the humanities takes too long and those who succeed face a dismal academic job market. Leonard Cassuto gives practical advice about how faculty can teach and advise students so that they are prepared for the demands of the working worlds they will join, inside and outside the academy.