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ERIC Number: ED568848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep
Pages: 272
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-61250-595-4
Stretching the Higher Education Dollar: How Innovation Can Improve Access, Equity, and Affordability
Kelly, Andrew P., Ed.; Carey, Kevin, Ed.
Harvard Education Press
In this provocative volume, higher education experts explore innovative ways that colleges and universities can unbundle the various elements of the college experience while assessing costs and benefits and realizing savings. "Stretching the Higher Education Dollar" traces the reform continuum from incremental to more ambitious efforts. Topics include effective strategies for reallocating resources to capture efficiencies, opportunities with massive open online courses (MOOCs), and ideas for building low-cost degree pathways from the ground up. Though the pace of change in higher education is fast and furious, "Stretching the Higher Education Dollar" offers promising ideas for navigating the new fiscal, political, and technological environment. Contents include: (1) Introduction (Andrew P. Kelly and Kevin Carey); (2) From Baumol's Cost Disease to Moore's Law: Bending the Cost Curve in Higher Education (Anya Kamenetz); (3) Incentives, Information, and the Public Interest: Higher Education Governance as a Barrier to Cost Containment (Robert E. Martin); (4) Applying Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Higher Education: A Framework for Improving Productivity (Douglas N. Harris); (5) A Strategic Approach to Student Services: Five Ways to Enhance Outcomes and Reduce Costs (Ari Blum and Dave Jarrat); (6) Bain Goes to College: Rethinking the Cost Structure of Higher Education (Jeffrey J. Selingo); (7) Unbundling Higher Education: Taking Apart the Components of the College Experience (Michael Staton); (8) Classes for the Masses: Three Institutions' Efforts to Create High-Quality, Large-Scale, Low-Cost Online Courses (Ben Wildavsky); (9) Beyond the Classroom: Alternative Pathways for Assessment and Credentialing (Paul Fain and Steve Kolowich); (10) Disruptive Technologies and Higher Education: Toward the Next Generation of Delivery Models (Paul J. LeBlanc); (11) Public Mandates, Private Markets, and "Stranded" Public Investment (Burck Smith); and (12) Conclusion (Andrew P. Kelly and Kevin Carey). An index is also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education