What’s Wrong With Higher Education? A Lack of Purpose
It seems that every op-ed piece written lately about higher education begins with the same litany of woes: diminishing public confidence driven by perceptions of out-of-control prices, soul-crushing debt, murky value, lack of integrity, favoritism for the wealthy and white, on-campus assaults, athletics scandals, "going out of business" signs, and a shockingly impractical preparation for a rapidly changing world of work. A reckoning is coming, say the pundits, and it’s not going to be good for the nation’s colleges and universities.
Originally published: June 30, 2019
Author: Richard D. Legon
Position: Former President
Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Published by: The Chronicle of Higher Ed