Postsecondary Education

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. 

The Free Search for Truth

March 29, 2012

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).

Education's Impact on the Utah Economy

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.

A Discussion of Obstacles to Innovation in Higher Education

July 1, 2011

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.