Tuesday, January 27, 2015
4pm - 6pm
Faculty Club - Heyns Room (map)
Education Journalist for The Chronicle of Higher Education

 

 

 

 

 

The Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley and its new director, Carol Christ, invite you to a conversation on:

American Higher Education in Crisis?  What Everyone Needs to Know  By Goldie Blumenstyk

Is American higher education in crisis? Disinvestment by states has driven up tuition prices; students and their families worry increasingly about debt.  Some are questioning the worth of a college education, even as study after study shows how important it is to economic and social mobility. American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2015) is a timely and concise analysis that guides readers through current forces and trends in higher education and speculates about some of the ways American colleges and universities will be reshaped in the years to come.  

Goldie Blumenstyk, one of the nation’s most respected higher education journalists, is a long-time reporter for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Join the conversation as she and Professor Christ, former Provost at Berkeley and President Emerita of Smith College explore the themes of the book.

Copies of the book will be on sale at the event. Reception and book signing follows the discussion.