New Course Offering: Spring 2012

September 17, 2011 | Blog

In response to recent student demand, I have decided to offer my higher education policy course this spring. Here’s some info.

EPS 518: Introduction to Debates in Higher Education Policy
Spring 2012
Tuesdays, 225-5:25 pm

Open to Undergraduates and Graduate Students

In this course students will learn to think critically about debates in contemporary higher education policy. Our discussions will explore the tensions between key policy goals including diversity, quality, and efficiency, and the results (including unintended consequences) of those tensions. We’ll also examine the research brought to bear on policy debates, and how it is used– or not– to shape policy agendas.

This semester we will focus on three big debates dominating contemporary higher education policy:

(1) Who should attend higher education?
(2) Who should pay for higher education?
(3) How can federal, state, and institutional policies most effectively support students who wish to attend college and earn degrees?

We will discuss many contemporary issues, including the debates over tuition and financial aid, as well as affirmative action.

ENROLLMENT MAY NOT EXCEED 50 STUDENTS– SO SIGN UP EARLY DURING REGISTRATION.

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