ERIC Number: EJ931738
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: N/A
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."
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Scholarships, Tuition, Ability, Paying for College, Public Colleges, Private Financial Support, Out of State Students, Income, Land Grant Universities, State Government, Resource Allocation, State Federal Aid, Models, Educational Finance, Educational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Minnesota; Ohio