What's Happening to Public Higher Education?: The Shifting Financial Burden

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Ronald G. Ehrenberg
JHU Press, 2007 - Business & Economics - 408 pages
State preferences for higher education spending : a panel data analysis, 1977-2001 / Michael J. Rizzo -- Do tenured and tenure-track faculty matter? / Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Liang Zhang -- The increasing use of adjunct instructors at public institutions : Are we hurting students? / Eric P. Bettinger and Bridget Terry Long -- The effect of institutional funding cuts on baccalaureate graduation rates in public higher education / Gary L. Blose, John D. Porter, and Edward C. Kokkelenberg -- The effects of a changing financial context on the University of California / Gerald R. Kissler and Ellen Switkes -- Assessing public higher education in Georgia at the start of the twenty-first century / Christopher Cornwell and David B. Mustard -- Changing priorities and the evolution of public higher education finance in Illinois / F. King Alexander and Daniel Layzell -- Michigan public higher education : recent trends and policy considerations for the coming decade / Stephen L. DesJardins, Allison Bell, and Iria Puyosa -- North Carolina's commitment to higher education : access and affordability / Betsy E. Brown and Robert L. Clark -- State support for public higher education in Pennsylvania / Donald E. Heller -- The changing accessibility, affordability, and quality of higher education in Texas / Lisa M. Dickson -- Higher tuition, higher aid, and the quest to improve opportunities for low-income students : the case of Virginia / Sarah Turner -- Public higher education in Washington State : aspirations are misaligned with fiscal structure and politics / William Zumeta -- Consequences of a legacy of state disinvestment : plunging state support reduces access and threatens quality at University of Wisconsin system institutions / David W. Olien -- Why we won't see any public universities "going private" / John D. Wiley -- Concluding remarks / F. King Alexander.
 

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Contents

A Panel
3
Do Tenured and TenureTrack Faculty Matter?
37
The Increasing Use of Adjunct Instructors at Public
51
Chapter 4 The Effect of Institutional Funding Cuts
71
The Effects of a Changing Financial Context on
85
Assessing Public Higher Education in Georgia at the Start
107
Changing Priorities and the Evolution of Public Higher
135
Recent Trends
159
The Changing Accessibility Affordability and Quality
229
Higher Tuition Higher Aid and the Quest to Improve
251
Aspirations
275
Why We Wont See Any Public Universities
327
References
345
Index
363
About the Editor and the Contributors
379
Copyright

State Support for Public Higher Education
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Ronald G. Ehrenberg is the Irving M. Ives Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Economics at Cornell University and director of the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute.

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