Introduction
 
Summary of Findings
 
Part I: Areas of Consensus
 
Part II: Areas of Disagreement
 
Conclusion
 
Supporting Tables
 
Endnotes
 
Methodology
 
Acknowledgements
 
About the Author
 
About the National Center
 
About Public Agenda

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Taking Responsibility

Leaders' Expectations of Higher Education

 

By John Immerwahr

 

January 1999

 

Conducted and Reported by Public Agenda
for
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education


CONTENTS
     
INTRODUCTION
 
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
     
PART I: AREAS OF CONSENSUS
    Finding One: The importance of a strong higher education system
    Finding Two: The best higher education system in the world
    Finding Three: The importance of accessibility of higher education
    Finding Four: Is our system of higher education accessible?
    Finding Five: The importance of student motivation and responsibility
    Finding Six: Lack of student preparedness
 
PART II: AREAS OF DISAGREEMENT
    Finding Seven: How well are colleges operated?
    Finding Eight: Teaching students what they need to know
    Finding Nine: Who should be responsible for the increased costs of higher education?
    Finding Ten: Teaching, research, and the impact of technology
    Finding Eleven: The institution of tenure
    Finding Twelve: Racial balance in higher education
 
CONCLUSION
     
SUPPORTING TABLES
 
ENDNOTES
     
METHODOLOGY
     
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
     
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
     
ABOUT THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR PUBLIC POLICY AND HIGHER EDUCATION
 
ABOUT PUBLIC AGENDA
     
     
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