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CFHE’S SEVENTH ANNUAL NATIONAL GATHERING

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education is proud to invite higher ed faculty and staff to the seventh annual national gathering, to be held May 16-18 in Albany, New York.

For information and a preliminary agenda, click here.

NEW “ON THE ISSUES” POSTING: HIGHER ED “REFORM”: THE PRICE PAID BY THE NEXT GENERATION OF STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS 

The increasing awareness and outrage over student debt is hoped to be a sign that meaningful action to address it may be on the horizon.

Read more here.

HUFF POST BLOG HIGHLIGHTS CFHE WORKING PAPERS

Over the past few months, CFHE’s working papers have been featured in columns on The Huffington Post, bringing attention to topics and issues surrounding higher education and research done by the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education.

The latest column highlighted the soaring student debt crisis and a working paper that examines the idea of making public higher education free. Click here to read the Huffington Post column.

Other columns include:

HUFF POST LIVE HOSTS CFHE PANEL

“CHEAPER?, FASTER & DUMBER?”  The Huffington Post’s HuffPost Live broadcast asked whether the U.S. is creating “Walmarts of Education” during a 25-minute panel discussion about online ed just a few hours before the start of the CFHE January 2014 gathering in New York.

LATEST CFHE WORKING PAPERS

See a new series of working papers about “The ‘Promises’ of Online Education.” The papers “follow the money” to understand the role of profit in the current push to for online teaching, and explore the impact on opportunity for students to get a college degree.

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The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education – CFHE for shortis a NEW GRASSROOTS NATIONAL CAMPAIGN to support quality higher education. It was initiated in Los Angeles, California, on May 17, 2011, by leaders of faculty organizations from 21 states.

The mission of this campaign is to ENSURE THAT AFFORDABLE QUALITY HIGHER EDUCATION is accessible to all sectors of our society in the coming decades. This is a time of great change in higher education.

To make sure that these changes are good for students and our country, we need to REFRAME THE CURRENT DEBATE to focus on quality higher education as an essential right for our democracy. Faculty, students and our communities, not just administrators, politicians, foundations and think tanks, need to have a voice to ensure that changes – in emphasis, curriculum, pricing, and structure – are good for our students and the quality of education they receive.

What is at stake is NOTHING LESS THAN OUR DEMOCRACY and our economic standing in the global economy.

The Campaign for the Future of Higher Education is organized around SEVEN CORE PRINCIPLES that must define quality higher education for the 21st century. We believe these principles provide a helpful framework for developing and assessing proposals for innovation or restructuring in the future.

Contact the campaign to learn more and join!