Saturday, May 2, 2009
The Public Agenda group conducted sustained discussions about post-secondary cost issues with university presidents, finance officers, and faculty members. Campus Commons, their new report, summarizes the main thoughts they heard. You can download the full report here.
Warning: the faculty section of the report is disturbing. The quoted educators systematically conclude that high schools should prepare more students and admissions should let fewer people enroll, and their own work should stay the same. In a society that clearly needs more college graduates, did these professors and instructors really bring no ideas at all about they, themselves, could change their practices to help that happen? The report sure reads that way.