States and Public Higher Education Policy Affordability, Access, and Accountability
Edition: 2nd 2011
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Description: Affordability, access, and accountability have long been among the central challenges facing higher education -- and they remain so today. Here, Donald E. Heller and other higher education scholars and practitioners explore the current debates surrounding these key issues. As students and their families struggle to meet rising tuition prices, and as state resources for funding higher education dwindle, policymakers confront issues of affordability within state and institutional budgets. Changing demographics and challenges to affirmative action complicate the admissions process even as colleges and universities seek to diversify enrollments. And issues of institutional accountability have forced the restructuring of higher education governing boards and a reexamination of the role of public trustees in governance. This collection analyzes how issues of affordability, access, and accountability influence the way in which state governments approach, monitor, and set public higher education policy. The contributors examine the latest research on pressing challenges, explore how states are coping with these challenges, and consider what the future holds for public postsecondary education in the United States. Praise for the first edition "Affordability, access, and accountability will continue to be hot-button issues as legislators at all levels address constituents' concerns about their children's future... Any administrator who wants to gain a deeper understanding of these issues... might do well to spend some time with these essays." -- University Business
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List price: $28.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 8/2/2011
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: Affbrdability, Access, and Accountability in Twenty-first Century Public Higher Education|
|Trends in the Affordability of Public Colleges and Universities: The Contradiction of Increasing Prices and Increasing Enrollment|
|The Continuing Paradox of Public College Tuition Inflation|
|Reforming How States Finance Higher Education|
|Reframing Access and Opportunity: Public Policy Dimensions|
|Race-Conscious Decision-Making in a State-Driven Admissions Process: Texas, the University of Texas at Austin, and the Top Ten Percent Plan|
|After Proposition 209: Post-Affirmative Action College Access Policy in California|
|Assessing Student Learning Outcomes in College: The Role of the States|
|Accountability Policies: Directions Old and New|
|Responses to the Call for Public Accountability: Using Student Data Systems to Facilitate Improvement in Degree Attainment|
|Conclusion: State Policy and Technology: Aims, Realities, and the Uncertain Future|
|List of Contributors|