Event Title

Concurrent Session: "Turbulent Waters: The Future of America's Colleges and Universities"

Start Date

13-7-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

13-7-2016 11:30 AM

Description

A range of apparent threats loom over higher education, including internal threats, environmental threats and technological threats. But still, the future of higher education isn't as dire as some have made it out to be. This session will focus on the economics of higher education, including some of the biggest issues facing institutions today, such as tuition dependency, cost, state support and technology. Each of these issues will be relevant to the evolution of the liberal arts college.

Speaker Bio


Robert B. Archibald
Robert B. Archibald is Chancellor Professor of Economics at the College of William and Mary where he has been on the faculty since 1976. Professor Archibald received his BA from the University of Arizona and a MS and PhD from Purdue University. At William and Mary he has served as Chair of the Economics Department, Director of the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy, Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, President of the Faculty Assembly, and Faculty Representative to the Board of Visitors. His current research focuses on higher education finance. His is the author of two books on higher education finance: Redesigning the Financial Aid System: Why Colleges and Universities Should Switch Roles with the Federal Government (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002) and, together with David H. Feldman, Why Does College Cost So Much? (Oxford University Press, 2011). He and Professor Feldman are working on another book, Turbulent Waters: The Future of America's Colleges and Universities under contract with Oxford University Press.

Comments

Moderated by Mr. Amit Mrig, Academic Impressions

Streaming Media

 
Jul 13th, 10:00 AM Jul 13th, 11:30 AM

Concurrent Session: "Turbulent Waters: The Future of America's Colleges and Universities"

A range of apparent threats loom over higher education, including internal threats, environmental threats and technological threats. But still, the future of higher education isn't as dire as some have made it out to be. This session will focus on the economics of higher education, including some of the biggest issues facing institutions today, such as tuition dependency, cost, state support and technology. Each of these issues will be relevant to the evolution of the liberal arts college.