Lesson plan : an agenda for change in American higher education /

American higher education faces some serious problems--but they are not the ones most people think. In this brief and accessible book, two leading experts show that many so-called crises--from the idea that typical students are drowning in debt to the belief that tuition increases are being driven b...

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Main Authors: Bowen, William G. (Author), McPherson, Michael S. (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2016.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Prelude
  • Pressing national needs. Achieving higher levels of educational attainment ; Raising college completion rates in the United States ; Reducing time-to-degree ; Reducing disparities in outcomes by socioeconomic status and race or ethnicity ; Achieving affordability ; Strengthening leadership capacities
  • An agenda for change. Governmental funding--apart from student aid ; Payments by individuals--and student aid (including loans) ; Increasing efficiency ; Putting high-profile college sports in proper perspective ; Rationalizing staffing : supporting the development of a "teaching corps" ; Improving teaching through technology : adaptive learning ; Enabling stronger leadership.