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ERIC Number: ED541921
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 21
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Initiatives for Containing the Cost of Higher Education. Stretching the Higher Education Dollar. Special Report 1
Massy, William F.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
In this article, the author offers a comprehensive reform agenda for policymakers interested in cost containment. Massy lays out a series of initiatives that, working in tandem, can promote the larger goal of compelling colleges to spend money wisely. Among the individual reforms Massy proposes are creating a national database of cost-containment practices, a "Race to the Top" for college productivity, and process audits for all public institutions. The primary aim, Massy contends, is to help provide the necessary information for a vibrant higher education market in a way that current policymakers and college leaders can get behind. This paper is one of three in a series on higher education costs. Proven and Emergent Good Practice Areas are appended. (Contains 1 figure and 35 notes.) [For related reports, see "Addressing the Declining Productivity of Higher Education Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis. Stretching the Higher Education Dollar. Special Report 2" (ED541919) and "Public Policies, Prices, and Productivity in American Higher Education. Stretching the Higher Education Dollar. Special Report 3" (ED541913).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research