BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Pursuing Quality, Access, and Affordability

A Field Guide to Improving Higher Education

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February 2021
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February 2021
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February 2021
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February 2021
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Whether they recognize it or not, virtually all colleges and universities face three Grand
Challenges:

  • Improve the learning outcomes of a higher education: A large majority of college graduates are weak in capabilities that faculty and employers both see as crucial.
  • Extend more equitable access to degrees: Too often, students from underserved groups and poor households either don’t enter college or else drop out without a degree. The latter group may be worse off economically than if they’d never attempted college.
  • Make academic programs more affordable (in money and time) for students and other important stakeholder groups: Many potential students believe they lack the money or time needed for academic success. Many faculty believe they don’t have time to make their courses and degree programs more effective. Many institutions believe they can’t afford to improve outcomes.
These challenges are global. But, in a higher education system such as that in the United States, the primary response must be institutional. This book analyzes how, over the years, six pioneering colleges and universities have begun to make visible, cumulative progress on all three fronts.

“Faculty members, deans, provosts and presidents who want to improve their institutions can all find valuable food for thought in these pages. Dr Ehrmann uses the example of several colleges and universities that have had notable success in improving the quality of education, affordability, and graduation rates while drawing on his own many years of experience to present a wealth of useful ideas about how to bring about real reform.”

Derek Bok - 300th Anniversary University Research Professor and former president, Harvard University

Dedication
Foreword—Jillian Kinzie
Preface


Part One: Why Improve Quality, Equitable Access, and Affordability? And How?
1) What’s So Urgent?
2) Iron Triangles, Three Gains, and 3Fold Gains

Part Two: 3Fold Gains Guided by a Single Paradigm
3) Georgia State University: Assembling a Constellation for 3Fold Gains
4) Governors State University: A Four-Year Educational Strategy
5) College for America: Project-Based, Individualized Learning
6) Three Competing Paradigms for Pursuing 3Fold Gains

Part Three: Sustaining the Integrative Pursuit of 3Fold Gains
7) Guttman Community College: Designed for Integrative Education
8) University of Central Oklahoma: Transformative Learning Sparks Institutional Evolution
9) University of Central Florida: Using Online and Blended Strategies to Pursue 3Fold Gains

Part Four. Aligning Initiatives across Three Domains
10) Integrative Educational Strategies for 3Fold Gains
11) Organizational Foundations the Sustain Educational Strategies
12) Leveraging Interactions with the Wider World

Part Five: Doing It
13) A Framework for Pursuing, Scaling, and Sustaining 3Fold Gains
14) Implementation: Beginning the Intentional Pursuit of 3Fold Gains
15) For 3Fold Gains on a National Scale, Change the Wider World, Too

References
About the Author
Index

Stephen C. Ehrmann

Stephen C. Ehrmann has received two national awards for his contributions to distance education research. He previously served as Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning at the George Washington University; Associate Director for Research and Evaluation at the Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation at the University System of Maryland; Vice President of the non-profit Teaching Learning and Technology Group; Director of the Flashlight Program for the Evaluation of Educational Uses of Technology; Senior Program Officer for Interactive Technologies with the Annenberg/CPB Projects; Program Officer with the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE); and Director of Educational Research and Assistance at The Evergreen State College. He might be best known as the co-author of the 1996 article, "Implementing the Seven Principles: Technology as Lever." He has a Ph.D. in management and higher education from MIT.

learning outcomes; equitable access to degrees; affordable academic programs; iron Triangle; three gains; 3Fold Gains; educational strategy; Project-Based, Individualized Learning; Integrative Education; Transformative; Institutional Evolution; Organizational Foundations