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Return to the Top: The Role of Increasing College Productivity in America's Quest for Global Leadership in Degree Attainment
As America's supply of skilled workers falls behind demand, the country is losing its long-held advantage over competing nations. Many leaders -- most notably President Obama -- have made it a national priority to return ...
Moving from Fiscal Constraint to New State-University Partnerships
Across the United States, state funding as a percentage of total university budgets and state per-capital contributions to public universities continue to decline. In this public forum nationally recognized speakers will ...
Reexamining the Structure and Funding of Public Higher Education in Wisconsin
This forum will examine where Wisconsin stands relative to other states, in the past and present, based on a new measure of state funding for higher education and whether the state and its public universities should consider ...
Marshalling Resources for Change: System-Level Initiatives to Increase Access and Success
Canada has a highly educated population, and its overall rates of participation in postsecondary education are among the highest in the world. The problem of accessibility in Canadian higher education lies not in the overall ...
The (Un)Productivity of American Colleges: From "Cost Disease" to Cost-Effectiveness
We show that the productivity of American colleges and universities in terms of degree production is plummeting. This is partly due to rising costs that economists typically attribute to Baumol's well known "cost disease," ...