Monday, January 24, 2011

NFA joins other state faculty groups to advocate for quality higher education

Today's Inside Higher Education reports on an effort launched over the weekend by faculty from 21 states (including Nevada, represented by NFA state officer Angela Brommel) to advocate for a renewed national commitment to affordable, quality higher education.

The group produced a draft document, "Quality Higher Education in the 21st Century".

The document stakes out seven broad principles: increased inclusivity and access for students; a broad, diverse, liberal arts curriculum; less reliance on contingent as opposed to tenure-track faculty; incorporating technology with an eye toward maintaining educational quality; more judicious balancing of short-term cuts with long-term costs; better state support; and the adoption of evaluation metrics that go beyond graduation rates.

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