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The Resource Lesson plan : an agenda for change in American higher education, William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson

Lesson plan : an agenda for change in American higher education, William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson

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Lesson plan : an agenda for change in American higher education
Title
Lesson plan
Title remainder
an agenda for change in American higher education
Statement of responsibility
William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 by administrative bloat--are exaggerated or simply false. At the same time, many real problems--from the high dropout rate to inefficient faculty staffing--have received far too little attention. In response, William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson provide a frank assessment of the biggest challenges confronting higher education and propose a bold agenda for reengineering essential elements of the system to meet them. The result promises to help shape the debate about higher education for years to come. Lesson Plan shows that, for all of its accomplishments, higher education today is falling short when it comes to vital national needs. Too many undergraduates are dropping out or taking too long to graduate; minorities and the poor fare worse than their peers, reinforcing inequality; and college is unaffordable for too many. But these problems could be greatly reduced by making significant changes, including targeting federal and state funding more efficiently; allocating less money for "merit aid" and more to match financial need; creating a respected "teaching corps" that would include nontenure faculty; improving basic courses in fields such as math by combining adaptive learning and face-to-face teaching; strengthening leadership; and encouraging more risk taking. It won't be easy for faculty, administrators, trustees, and legislators to make such sweeping changes, but only by doing so will they make it possible for our colleges and universities to meet the nation's demands tomorrow and into the future
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N$T
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Bowen, William G
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McPherson, Michael S.
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  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • EDUCATION
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • United States
  • EDUCATION / Administration / Higher
Label
Lesson plan : an agenda for change in American higher education, William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-152) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn937998937
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 163 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400881369
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400881369
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc63msq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)937998937
Label
Lesson plan : an agenda for change in American higher education, William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-152) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn937998937
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 163 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400881369
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400881369
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvc63msq
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)937998937

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