Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 05/17/2012 - 11:38pm
With Louisiana’s public higher education institutions facing a $225 million cut in state funding, colleges and universities are being asked to redefine what they consider to be “mission critical,” according to Higher Education Commissioner Jim Purcell.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Thu, 05/17/2012 - 11:36pm
Competition, we are constantly told, encourages individuals, institutions and companies to take the risks necessary for innovation and efficiency. But in higher education, competition often discourages risk taking, leads to overly cautious short-term decisions, produces a mediocre product for the price, and promotes excessive spending on physical plants and bureaucracies.
Submitted by Ann McClure on Tue, 05/15/2012 - 5:57pm
In a wood-paneled office lined with books, sports memorabilia and framed posters (including John Belushi in “Animal House” ), E. Gordon Gee, the president of Ohio State University, keeps a framed quotation that reads, “If you don’t like change, you’re going to like irrelevance even less.”
Submitted by Ann McClure on Wed, 05/09/2012 - 9:59pm
The University of California will need to charge students at least 6 percent more for tuition next fall - an extra $732 - to stave off more layoffs and program closures, say UC leaders who will ask the regents next week to consider raising the price in July.