Online Learning Update

May 16, 2018

Higher education should serve state’s working class

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:06 am

by SANDY STRUNK, Lancaster Online

Interim Chancellor Karen Whitney was quick to respond, “It would be relatively cheap and cowardly to close and merge.” Kenneth Mash, President of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties agreed, stating the RAND report should have suggested more funding so the state system can “truly deliver on (its) legislatively mandated mission to provide a high-quality, affordable education for working-class Pennsylvanians.” In its July 2017 report assessing the viability of PSSHE, the National Center of Higher Education Management Systems described PSSHE’s “bleak fiscal future,” noting if the current trends continue, “it is just a matter of time before all of the universities become financially unsustainable. The report goes on to deliver a scathing indictment of the governance structure, which “stifles effective and strategic leadership.”

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