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  1. Last 7 days
    1. There is a long-standing debate about whether undergraduate education is a private good, serving the needs of individuals, or a public good, meeting larger civic and community needs. The answer, we are convinced, is that undergraduate education is both a public and a private good.

      on the benefit of public higher ed

  2. Feb 2019
    1. “The mission of the land grant institution matters to me quite deeply,” she said. “This notion that higher education is something that should be provided to the citizens of the state, and that it is a state responsibility to bring that education to the people, that’s part of why I wanted to be here, to be part of that mission and to really think about what an institution of higher education with a public-serving focus can be in the 21st century.

      HE as a public good

  3. Nov 2018
    1. We have real insights to offer the world as academics and not only should universities encourage us toward the public square, but they should expect us not to shy away from it.

      writing for the public

  4. Aug 2018
    1. Progressive wisdom now seems to converge around the idea that students sharing their work beyond the classroom provides them with meaningful motivation to do that work and a greater sense of purpose than is available within the classroom alone.

      I've seen so many examples of increased motivation and care for the work they publicly share.

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  9. Nov 2017
    1. I am most interested to see how the concepts around working open can help us find a way to talk about the value -- in particular the nonmarket social value -- of public higher education, and imagine a sustainable future for our public institutions.

      non-market social value

  10. Oct 2017
  11. Aug 2017
    1. What many of these individuals likely mean when they call higher education a public good is that higher education has positive externalities.

      public good vs. positive externalities

    2. To qualify as a public good, a good must be both nonexcludable and nonrivalrous