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A Conversation on Higher Education Accountability with Robert Kelchen, Ph.D.  

Photo of Robert KelchenRobert Kelchen, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Education Leadership, Management and Policy will discuss topics based on his new book Higher Education Accountability (Johns Hopkins University Press) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Chancellor's Suite, University Center.

As the price tag of higher education continues to rise, colleges and universities across the country are under increasing pressure from multiple stakeholders to demonstrate their value. State and federal governments as well as accrediting bodies demand greater accountability. Foundations and private donors, as well as today's parents and students, approach education with a consumer sensibility. Meanwhile, faculty, staff, and college rankings providers all have their own visions for what higher education should look like. How can colleges navigate these pressures while trying to stay true to their missions and values?

Professor Kelchen invites you to join this timely discussion on the present and future state of higher education. He will sign copies of his new book following the presentation.

Robert KelchenRobert Kelchen's research interests focus on higher education finance and accountability policies, including areas such as student financial aid, college rankings, and program evaluation. His teaching interests include education finance, research methods, institutional research and planning, and organization and governance. He has articles recently published or forthcoming in Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, Educational Researcher, The Journal of Higher Education, and The Review of Higher Education. He is frequently quoted in the media, including The Washington Post, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Inside Higher Ed, and Politico. Selected as one of the 15 most indispensable academics on Twitter by The Chronicle of Higher Education, he was ranked #54 in the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings of education faculty who are influential in policy discussions, and was the top-ranked assistant professor on the list.

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Categories: Education

For more information, please contact:

  • Ann Rodrigues
  • (973) 761-9397
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