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ERIC Number: EJ931738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0748-478X
Rethinking Reform
Garland, James C.
CURRENTS, v36 n6 p34-39 Jul-Aug 2010
As president of Miami University of Ohio from 1996 until 2006, James C. Garland redefined the public institution as a "semi-private" university by implementing the same tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students. Students from Ohio with need received large scholarships--but those who could afford to pay more did so. The reform, which Garland estimates could work only for a handful of small, highly selective public institutions, succeeded in growing enrollments and making the university more affordable to middle-income students--a Miami-specific solution for Miami. Since retiring, Garland has turned his attention to a reform plan that he believes is scalable for publicly funded higher education as a whole. In this article, he introduces his provocative proposal, which is fully explored in his new book, "Saving Alma Mater: A Rescue Plan for America's Public Universities."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota; Ohio