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Stretching The Higher Education Dollar

Author : Andrew P Kelly
ISBN : 9781612505961
Genre : Education
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In this provocative volume, higher education experts explore innovative ways that colleges and universities can unbundle the various elements of the college experience while assessing costs and benefits and realizing savings. Stretching the Higher Education Dollar traces the reform continuum from incremental to more ambitious efforts. Topics include effective strategies for reallocating resources to capture efficiencies, opportunities with massive open online courses (MOOCs), and ideas for building low-cost degree pathways from the ground up. Though the pace of change in higher education is fast and furious, Stretching the Higher Education Dollar offers promising ideas for navigating the new fiscal, political, and technological environment.

The University Next Door

Author : Mark Schneider
ISBN : 9780807773420
Genre : Education
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The challenges public comprehensive universities face today are expanding—they have been challenged to enroll and graduate more students, adopt new technologies that lower cost without sacrificing quality, and align program and curricular offerings with the skills that employers require. While these universities have a long history of adapting to change, today’s environment will likely test the capabilities of even the most adaptive institutions. This volume assembles a team of experts from a variety of disciplines to examine both the history of the comprehensive university and what lies ahead. Overall, the book grapples with such questions as: How do these institutions adapt to serve the growing population of non-traditional students? How well do they prepare graduates for the labor market? Can partnerships between community colleges and comprehensive universities bolster student success? The University Next Door draws much-needed attention to a set of institutions that has historically received little notice, yet play an important role in meeting our new attainment goals and helping the American economy grow. Book Features: Examines the role of comprehensive universities from start to finish—their history and future. Uses empirical analysis to explore complex questions about which students choose these universities and why. Explores how these institutions might struggle under a federal ratings system such as the one proposed by President Obama. Discusses how these institutions can better monitor the needs of the economy and better educate students to fill those needs. Provides recommendations to inform future decisions about higher education policy. “In chapter after chapter, the contributors critically assess whether comprehensive universities can respond to the nation's ambitious call to action. This compelling volume is a valuable starting point for anybody concerned about the future of the institutions that help define American higher education as we know it today.” —Richard G. Rhoda, executive director, Tennessee Higher Education Commission “Schneider/Deane provides much-needed illumination on the U.S. higher education sector that will play a critical role in meeting the nation’s educational, workforce, and economic goals. It will serve as a valuable resource for all stakeholders who seek to affect positive change in policy and practice at public comprehensive universities.” —Daniel J. Hurley, associate vice president for government relations and state policy, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Innovations In Improving Access To Higher Education

Author : Barbara Schneider
ISBN : 9781118872253
Genre : Education
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Gaining an understanding about the barriers in transitioningfrom high school to college is crucial to improving college accessand matriculation—particularly for low-income families andfirst-generation college-goers. These obstacles include manyfactors, such as: Lack of access to resources at home or school Not having a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum or nottaking advantage of these courses Misperceptions about the college-going process. This volume introduces innovative and effective ways to ease thetransition process. One essential question examined is the role ofhigh schools and whether they should take a more active role inpreparing students for college. While some interventions in thisissue are designed for school-wide implementation, others are moretargeted and focus on certain aspects of the college process suchas financial aid, but all recognize the role of high schools inshaping students’ college-going aspirations andbehavior. By including the most cutting-edge and rigorous research onimproving college access, this volume: Delineates the obstacles adolescents face in their transitionfrom high school to college Increases understanding of the mechanisms contributing to gapsin college enrollment Highlights how interventions can help to ease thesechallenges. This is the 140th volume of New Directions for YouthDevelopment, the Jossey-Bass quarterly report seriesdedicated to bringing together everyone concerned with helpingyoung people, including scholars, practitioners, and people fromdifferent disciplines and professions.

Los Angeles Magazine

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Los Angeles magazine is a regional magazine of national stature. Our combination of award-winning feature writing, investigative reporting, service journalism, and design covers the people, lifestyle, culture, entertainment, fashion, art and architecture, and news that define Southern California. Started in the spring of 1961, Los Angeles magazine has been addressing the needs and interests of our region for 48 years. The magazine continues to be the definitive resource for an affluent population that is intensely interested in a lifestyle that is uniquely Southern Californian.

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