How Not to Fix Our Public Universities: An Overview of the American Case

Event Date: 

Monday, October 14, 2013 -
9:30am to 12:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Aarhus University
  • Campus Emdrup
  • Tuborgvej 164
  • 2400 Copenhagen NV
  • Department of Education
  • Room A403
  • Lecture/Workshop

Conference Title: EPOKE Seminar

Talk Title: How Not to Fix Our Public Universities: An Overview of the American Case

Fiscal austerity and other public sector changes are encouraging governments around the world to look to the private sector and private funding for the next round of university development. The United States has been on this path for thirty years, and there is abundant evidence on the effects of what some call privatization. The talk will review this evidence, show how the U.S. system is caught in a negative feedback loop, and suggest the need for paradigm shifts in funding methods and public missions.