R-2 for Good
As universities “ascend” from one Carnegie Foundation classification to another, alarm bells often go off—particularly among those who study higher education. There is that conjectural concern that as universities become more research-oriented, or move “up” in Carnegie classification, seeking R-2 (high research activity) or R-1 (very high research activity) status, they become less focused on students, more exclusive and less responsive to their communities’ needs.
Originally published: January 4, 2023
Author: Kim Schatzel
Institution: Towson University
Published by: Inside Higher Ed