Reinventing Higher Education
The Promise of Innovation

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The inspiration for this timely book is the pressing need for fresh ideas and innovation in U.S. higher education. At the heart of the volume is the realization that higher education must evolve in fundamental ways if it is to respond to changing professional, economic, and technological circumstances, and if it is to successfully reach and prepare a vast population of students--traditional and nontraditional alike--for success in the coming decades.

This collection of articles by leading scholars, writers, innovators, and university administrators examines the current higher education environment and its chronic resistance to change; the rise of for-profit universities; the potential future role of community colleges in a significantly revised higher education realm; and the emergence of online learning as a means to reshape teaching and learning and to reach new consumers of higher education.

Combining trenchant critiques of current conditions with thought-provoking analyses of possible reforms and new directions, Reinventing Higher Education is an ambitious exploration of possible future directions for revitalized American colleges and universities.

Andrew P. Kelly is a research fellow in education policy studies at AEI.

 

Praise for Reinventing Higher Education:

"This collection of well-researched essays offers a comprehensive view of an educational landscape that is changing under our feet. People who think they understand American higher education are likely to find many surprises in this insightful book."

--Richard H. Brodhead, president, Duke University

"U.S. higher education is both enormously successful and essential to our future, yet it is endlessly frustrating for its lack of innovation and ruthlessly rising costs. This important volume takes the conundrums that surround this most conservative of enterprises and points the way toward improvements in the educational performance of our colleges and universities. Essential reading for those both within and outside the academy."

--David W. Breneman, University Professor and Newton and Rita Meyers Professor in Economics of Education, University of Virginia
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