By Arthur Levine, President, Woodrow Wilson Foundation and former President and Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
In the years ahead, consumers and stakeholders will demand that all higher education institutions be updated to meet contemporary needs. This can occur either by repairing the existing institutions or by creating new institutions to replace them.
By Richard Ekman, President of the Council of Independent Colleges
What should an educated person of the 21st century know and what does that means for the ways in which U.S. research universities ought to strengthen their teaching effectiveness?
By L. Rafael Reif, President of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
While students worry that they cannot afford a college education, U.S. colleges and universities know they cannot really afford to educate them either. At technology-intensive research universities, it costs three times as much to educate an undergraduate as they receive in net tuition.
By Dr. Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., President Emeritus, Michigan State University; Chancellor Emeritus, State University of New York System; Former Chairman and CEO, TIAA-CREF; Former Chairman, Rockefeller Foundation; U.S. Deputy Secretary of State
There have been dramatic changes and declines in the levels and sources of financial support for higher education in the past few decades. Why is this happening?
By John Etchemendy, Provost, Stanford University
Finding a more efficient way to deliver a truly high-quality college education is extremely difficult, but is the only way to solve the cost crisis in higher education.