The New Limits Of Education Policy
Avoiding a Tragedy of the Commons
Roger Benjamin, Council for Aid to Education, US
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Using a political economy framework to analyze the current problems facing US post-secondary education, The New Limits of Education Policy tackles the questions surrounding the future of higher education.
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction Part I: The Issues and the Framework 2. Sizing the Problem 3. The New Limits of Education Policy: The Quality of Undergraduate Education 4. The Future of Student Learning Assessment in Undergraduate Education Part II: Misaligned Incentives and Hurdles to Overcome 5. The City University of New York (CUNY), 1980–1998: A Case Study in the Tyranny of Small Decisions 6. The Place of Assessment in the Redesign of the Nevada Post-secondary Education System 7. University Governance as a Key to the Common Pool Problem 8. The Importance of Faculty in the Age of Assessment 9. Seven Red Herrings About Higher Education Assessment 10. Assessment and Accountability: Is Comparison Possible? (with Stephen Klein) Part III: The Nature and Direction of Change 11. A Different Scenario: The Possible Effects of Internet-based Education Solutions on Post-Secondary Education 12. The Environment of American Higher Education: A Constellation of Changes Appendices References Index