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Why public higher education should be free : how to decrease cost and increase quality at American universities

Author: Robert Samuels
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey ; London : Rutgers University Press, [2013]
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Robert Samuels explains why universities cost so much and offers solutions as to how they can reduce their expenses by concentrating on their core mission of instruction and research. Not only can tuition be reduced, but public universities and colleges can be made free by allocating existing resources to provide quality undergraduate education and diminishing the amount of money spent in the areas of athletics,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Samuels, Robert, 1961-
Why public higher education should be free
(DLC) 2012038527
(OCoLC)818464972
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Samuels
ISBN: 0813561256 9780813561257 9781461944744 1461944740 1299953212 9781299953215
OCLC Number: 859537554
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 178 pages)
Contents: Why tuition goes up and quality goes down at American research University --
Where the money goes in research universities --
Shortchanging instruction at research universities, and why students don't complain --
The role of faculty and graduate students in changing universities --
The rise of the administrative class --
The university as hedge fund --
The high cost of research --
Technology to the rescue? --
Making all public higher education free --
Educating students for a multicultural democracy.
Responsibility: Robert Samuels.

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Robert Samuels explains why universities cost so much and offers solutions as to how they can reduce their expenses by concentrating on their core mission of instruction and research. Not only can tuition be reduced, but public universities and colleges can be made free by allocating existing resources to provide quality undergraduate education and diminishing the amount of money spent in the areas of athletics, administration, and public research.

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Samuels's argument is a persuasive and informative introduction to the higher education industry." - Publishers Weekly "Adding his voice to a growing chorus of critiques of the state of higher Read more...

 
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