In an environment of declining public funding and rising tuition rates, many public universities in the US are moving toward a “progressive tuition model” that attempts to invest approximately one-third of tuition income into institutional financial aid for lower-income and middle-class students. The objective is to mitigate the cost of rising tuition and keep college affordable. But is this model as currently formulated working?
The University of California campuses, along with most other U.S. research universities, are adapting curriculum and student support systems to prepare graduates for an internationally connected world.
Symposium Objectives: share national perspectives on how research universities are developing and supporting academic environments that integrate civic engagment; present national and UC specific data (including UCUES data) on student civic and academic engagement; discuss system-wide reports and white papers addressing current UC best practices in community-based learning and research; and discuss future innovative academic initiatives within the UC