The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) envisions itself as the defender of academic freedom. Its core policy statement argues that “institutions of higher education are conducted for the common good and not to further the interest of either the individual teacher or the institution as a whole. The common good depends upon the free search for truth and its free exposition” (1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure).
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on postsecondary education and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database.
ICW will be releasing Leaders and Laggards: A State-by-State Report Card on Public Postsecondary Education at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Over 100,000 Utahns awoke this morning ready to work but had no job to go to. Ironically, in a time of high unemployment, many Utah businesses have jobs they cannot fill simply because workers with the right education and skills are not available. Education plays a critical role in our recovery from the longest, widest and deepest recession since the Great Depression and it is the key to long-term prosperity.
One federal rule that goes into effect on July 1, 2011 is a new definition of "credit hour." The new definition has created considerable confusion, particularly among providers of adaptive and distance learning.
Another federal proposal that threatens to set back the online learning movement is the so-called “state authorization” rule. Currently, every state has its own rules and regulations for the chartering, authorization, and oversight of higher education institutions.
If the United States is going to educate more of its population to higher levels of attainment, policymakers will have to reconsider basic assumptions about the way higher education is funded and regulated. Higher education leaders will also have to take a hard look at their institution’s capacity for change and assess whether they are embracing technology in a way that lowers costs and improves quality.
In this month's newsletter, we discuss issues around higher education reform and provides an update on several federal regulations that could change the postsecondary education sector.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of the Forum for Policy Innovation Cheryl Oldham issued the following response on June 2 regarding the Department of Education’s final gainful employment regulation:
Join ICW on June 8 for a webinar discussing three regions where business leaders are successfully driving education improvement efforts in their communities.