New Report from CFHE Looks at Efforts to Turn Public Universities into Profit Centers at Education’s Expense
Release of working papers in advance of campus equity week events
For Immediate Release: October 3, 2013
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Higher Ed Faculty to Discuss Report of Conference Call with the Media on October 9; Report is First in a Series of Three to be Released This Month
The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education calls on America’s college & university faculty to join in the search for new ways to fund higher education
National Telephone News Briefing
Tuesday, February 12, 10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern
Call (800) 553-0273 / Ask for “Campaign for the Future of Higher Education”
- The three authors of working papers on new ways to fund higher education will explain their proposals and take questions from the news media, including campus reporters and education bloggers.
- The briefing begins a drive by CFHE for faculty to step up our role in the search for new possibilities that will save access to higher education and strengthen our nation’s middle class.
- The briefing takes place on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Lincoln signed the 1862 Morrill Act that initiated America’s public higher education system, starting with Land Grant Colleges. Today that system spans the nation but is on the road to elimination.
The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education is working to bring fresh ideas into the conversation about higher education in the United States.
Those of us in this Campaign are the faculty in the trenches – teaching in the class rooms and doing the research alongside of America’s university students.
I’d like to welcome everyone to this call on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday.
The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education (CFHE) has begun a drive to involve our nation’s college and university faculty in the search for solutions to the seemingly unending cycle of funding cuts, privatization, soaring tuition and academic shut-downs.
On Tuesday, CFHE introduced three working papers with ideas on ways to fund higher education in America.
Susan Meisenhelder, the former president of the California Faculty Association and an active member of the faculty-led and MOOC-wary Campaign for the Future of Higher Education, said she is encouraged by what she sees as a slowing in pro-MOOC rhetoric.
State law to open public colleges & universities to for-profit companies? Not a good idea.
Despite the praise heaped on California Senate Bill 520 by Phil Hill and Dean Florez in a recent panegyric published in Inside Higher Ed, the bill was not the right answer for California’s higher education access woes; and it is a poor model for other states to emulate.
Educators Wary of Tech Fixes for College Affordability Crisis
A new report by the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education warns that college administrators and politicians might be investing too much in corporate-controlled, data-driven online learning programs.
With so much national focus on the “promises” of online higher education to expand access and to reduce costs, one truth about online higher education rarely mentioned is that it is big—Very Big—business. Understanding and assessing developments in online higher education require that we look at them not just through the lens of industry slogans—“innovation,” “expanded access,” and “reduced costs,” but also through the lens of corporate interest and influence.
The notion that MOOCs and other online courses will reduce the costs of providing higher education and the price students pay for it is a key part of the presumed “promise” of online learning.
The “promise” that online learning will dramatically expand access to higher education is at the center of the recent push in the MOOC/Online movement. This paper examines research that can help us answer a crucial question: do online courses provide meaningful access to quality higher education for underserved students, who are those most in need of expanded educational opportunities?