Quality Control and Nontraditional Higher Ed

April 24, 2014

Featuring Vance Fried, Riata Professor of Entrepreneurship, Oklahoma State University, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Sally Johnstone, Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Governors University; and Jeff Martineau, Managing Partner, Higher Education Partners; moderated by Eric Kelderman, Staff Reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education.

American higher education is being swept by two potentially irresistible waves of change. The first is intense scrutiny of academia’s costs and benefits, driven by soaring prices, student debt, and the ensuing public anger. The second is the emergence of postsecondary models that threaten to replace traditional colleges and universities on a major scale. In this special forum, we’ll look at the threats to accreditors — and through them, schools — stemming from federal reactions to public unhappiness, and at ways to foster quality in the many postsecondary options coming our way.

Follow the link below to watch the full panel:
http://www.cato.org/events/college-accreditation-crosshairs

Video produced by Blair Gwaltney.

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