Stretching the Higher Education Dollar: How Innovation Can Improve Access, Equity, and Affordability

In this provocative volume, edited by Andrew P. Kelly and Kevin Carey, higher education experts explore innovative ways that colleges and universities can unbundle the various elements of the college experience while assessing costs and benefits and realizing savings. “Stretching the Higher Education Dollar” traces the reform continuum from incremental to more ambitious efforts. Topics include effective strategies for reallocating resources to capture efficiencies, opportunities with massive open online courses (MOOCs), and ideas for building low-cost degree pathways from the ground up. The pace of change in higher education is fast and furious, and “Stretching the Higher Education Dollar” offers promising ideas for navigating the new fiscal, political, and technological environment.

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