NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: EJ797516
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1099-3681
Creating a Sustainable American Higher Education System
Mellow, Gail O.
Presidency, v11 n2 p28-33 Spr 2008
College presidents need to get a handle on the actual dimension of higher education today. They must locate themselves firmly in the context of a world that is radically different from the one that created the current systems of American colleges and universities. Without a more honest depiction, and absent an ability to accurately define, appropriately measure, and innovatively respond to reality, American higher education is not sustainable. Like an ecologically threatened environment, college presidents must come to grips with what is undermining their ability to grow a sound ecosystem. How can they grow a sound higher education ecosystem? What are the requirements and principles that should guide them? In this article, the author proposes that if college presidents single out and concentrate their efforts in three areas--pedagogy, measurements, and funding mechanisms--they can take charge of the formidable challenges that are present and that will be with them for some time to come. (Contains 10 notes.)
American Council on Education. One Dupont Circle NW, Washington, DC 20036-1193. Tel: 202-939-9452; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A