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View Resource Public Universities Across the United States Continue to be Plagued by Budget Cutbacks

With the revenues taken in by state governments continuing to drop over the past fiscal year, public universities are finding themselves forced to make massive cutbacks to numerous programs. A particularly troubling legal ruling occurred this week when St. Louis County Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Romines ruled that the University of Missouri will potentially have to return millions of dollars in...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/1220
View Resource The Futures Project: Policy for Higher Education in a Changing World

Hosted by Brown University's A. Alfred Taubman Center for Public Policy and American Institutions, the Futures Project prime directives are to "stimulate an informed debate about the role of higher education in our new global society" and to "develop policies that ensure a skilled use of market forces to maximize the opportunities while minimizing the dangers." The Project itself is funded by the...

http://www.futuresproject.org/
View Resource The "I Have a Dream" Foundation

In 1981, Eugene Lang returned to give a speech at his former elementary school in New York to graduating sixth graders. When the principal informed Lang that relatively few of these students would make it through high school, Lang changed his prepared remarks to say that he would promise every sixth grader in the school college tuition if they finished high school. In doing so, the "I Have a...

https://www.ihaveadreamfoundation.org/
View Resource Correcting Course: How We Can Restore the Ideals of Public Higher Education in a Market-Driven Era

The world of higher education in the United States continues to change dramatically, and despite the amount of press the subject receives, many (including quite a few persons in higher education) continue to remain oblivious to the broader scope of these transformations. This latest 15-page report from the Futures Project (released in February 2005) provides some valuable insight into these...

http://nerche.org/futuresproject/publications/Correcting_Cou...
View Resource Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research

Founded in 1989, the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research (SIHER) provides and supports research on a wide range of topics affecting higher education planning and policy, including the dynamics of systemic change, productivity, and the effectiveness of higher education organizations. For people interested in such matters, their website presents a cornucopia of research reports,...

https://siher.stanford.edu/