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TitleThe Uncertain Future of American Public Higher Education [electronic resource] : Student-Centered Strategies for Sustainability / by Daniel M. Johnson
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XVII, 225 p. 1 illus. online resource


This book addresses the costly non-sustainable policies, programs, practices, and priorities currently driving the tuition crisis in American public higher education. In this era of growing competition among public colleges and universities for more students and higher rankings, their leaders and governing boards have lost sight of student-centered missions in favor of more and greater non-education related amenities, facilities, programs, and practices that have added substantially to the cost of a college degree without increasing its quality. This book is an appeal to all interested taxpaying citizens, public officials, governors, governing boards, and university presidents to take a second look at these costly decisions and begin a new era of placing the higher education needs and interests of students above all. We have created this tuition crisis; now we must solve it.


1. Introduction -- 2.Tuition Crisis: The Cost and Financing of Public Higher Education -- 3. Seat Time Academic Credit: What Does it Really Measure? -- 4. Tenure: Lifetime Employment in a Fast Changing World -- 5. Campuses: Overvalued, Underused, and Very Costly -- 6. Lectures, Textbooks, Academic Calendar, and Administration: An Agenda for Change -- 7. Duplication of Programs: Where Do We Draw the Line? -- 8. Intercollegiate Sports: Challenges to the Academic Mission? -- 9. Presidential Selection, Salaries, and Moral Leadership -- 10. Student Demographics: The Coming Changes and Challenges for Higher Education -- 11. University Governance: Structures, Roles, and Responsibilities -- 12. Accreditation: How it Works and Is it Working? -- 13. Attacking the Problems: Student-Centered Strategies for Governors, Governing Boards, and University Presidents -- 14. Epilogue: Theoretical Perspectives on Change

Education Higher Administration Organization and Leadership. Higher Education. Educational Policy and Politics.


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