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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
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Contributor
Author
Subject
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."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
378.73
Index
index present
LC call number
  • LA227.4
  • LA227.4
LC item number
  • .B685 2016
  • .B685 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Lesson Plan : an agenda for change in American higher education, William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Pt. I: Prelude 1 -- Pt. II: Pressing national needs ; Achieving higher levels of educational attainment ; Raising college completion rate in the United States ; Reducing time-to-degree ; Reducing disparities in outcomes by socioeconomic status and race or ethnicity ; Achieving affordability ; Strengthening leadership acapacities -- Pt. III: 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
927619597
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 163 pages
Isbn
9780691172101
Lccn
2015042668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)927619597
Label
Lesson Plan : an agenda for change in American higher education, William G. Bowen and Michael S. McPherson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Pt. I: Prelude 1 -- Pt. II: Pressing national needs ; Achieving higher levels of educational attainment ; Raising college completion rate in the United States ; Reducing time-to-degree ; Reducing disparities in outcomes by socioeconomic status and race or ethnicity ; Achieving affordability ; Strengthening leadership acapacities -- Pt. III: 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
927619597
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 163 pages
Isbn
9780691172101
Lccn
2015042668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)927619597

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