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Return to the Top: The Role of Increasing College Productivity in America's Quest for Global Leadership in Degree Attainment
As America's supply of skilled workers falls behind demand, the country is losing its long-held advantage over competing nations. Many leaders -- most notably President Obama -- have made it a national priority to return ...
The Bottom 70 Percent: What America's Elite Institutions of Higher Learning Owe to Everyone Else
On February 24th, 2009 President Obama issued a bold call for America to regain its former position as having the most college-educated workforce in the world. To reach that goal, we will have to go where student enrollment ...
Alumni Data for Program Evaluation, Policy Analysis, and Accountability
Research on alumni has traditionally been used to enhance fundraising activities. Increasingly, though, universities and their academic programs need information about alumni -- such as where they live, their income levels, ...
Moving from Fiscal Constraint to New State-University Partnerships
Across the United States, state funding as a percentage of total university budgets and state per-capital contributions to public universities continue to decline. In this public forum nationally recognized speakers will ...
Quality Assurance in Higher Education as a Political Process
Is quality assurance in higher education a technical process or a political process? Michael Skolnik suggests three reasons why quality assurance should, in many cases, be viewed as a largely political process: 1) ...
Reexamining the Structure and Funding of Public Higher Education in Wisconsin
This forum will examine where Wisconsin stands relative to other states, in the past and present, based on a new measure of state funding for higher education and whether the state and its public universities should consider ...
Federal Higher Education Policy in an Election Year
2006 Elections and Their Effects on Higher Education
2009 Reaccreditation: A Great Public University
Every 10 years, UW?Madison is reaccredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. As part of the 2009 reaccreditation process, the university is conducting a self study ...
Marshalling Resources for Change: System-Level Initiatives to Increase Access and Success
Canada has a highly educated population, and its overall rates of participation in postsecondary education are among the highest in the world. The problem of accessibility in Canadian higher education lies not in the overall ...