One of today’s most controversial and pressing issues in education and American society overall is the debate over whether higher education does—or does not—provide significant value to young adults in their quest to expand their education—and perhaps most importantly, set them on a path to find lucrative employment after college.
Where is the value in higher education? How can higher education restore its relevance and trust with students and parents? Are there really any meaningful differences between public and private higher education?
The book features chapters written by a range of individuals in higher education and surrounding it, attempts to answer the questions related to the value and cost of higher education.
Restoring Trust in Higher Education: Making the Investment Worthwhile Again explores the myriad issues that have led many people to question whether higher education is worth the sacrifices it requires of parents and students.
Drawing on the experience and expertise of a wide variety of highly renowned academics, respected government officials, and well-grounded individuals from the private sector, this thought-provoking book offers readers simple but powerful ways to evaluate whether prospective colleges and universities merit the very substantial investment of time, abilities, and financial resources they necessitate. Readers will learn what to look for in a college or university and what questions to ask in selecting an institution of higher education. They will also learn how parents, students, academicians, and other stakeholders can advocate for changes to benefit both higher education and the constituency it serves.
Dr. Christine M. Wallace, Vice President for Kettering Global at Kettering University in Flint has written one of the book chapters entitled: Online Education – Higher Education Savior or Selling our Souls to the Devil, in which she explores the Online education trend and how to assure there is quality around this methodology.
The book provides some valuable insights to aid individuals to become “informed” consumers of college and University products.