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What Does it mean to "Thrive"?
|Posted By: Dick Schutz on August 22, 2011|
|From an "inside the box" perspective, Professor Mitchell is certainly right. The end of the era of "plenty" and the new era of "austerity" is tough on education. Not as tough in higher education than on pre-collegiate education, but not much fun from the inside. The difference is that higher education has not suffered any of the assault that has been levied on public schools.|
As an institution, US higher education is held in as high esteem as ever, with no lack of student applicants domestically or internationally. The reduction in public financial support of higher education has made for hardship. But the hardship has been harder on students in terms of increased fees and fewer class choices than on faculty and administrators.
Get used to it. You ain't seen nothin yet.