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Perfect Storm: How the Imminent Crisis in Higher Education Can Strengthen Liberal Education

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W. Robert Connor, the former president of The Teagle Foundation, says three developments threaten American higher education with a perfect storm: First, the ongoing problems in the economy; second, a citizenry that demands visible results; and third, a theory of educational improvement that has reached its limits and is no longer sustainable. Connor, now senior advisor to the president of the foundation, will address problems with the existing theory of educational improvement and explore an alternative model based on the systematic use of evidence to best improve student learning and control costs.

Format: Lecture
Length: 67 minutes

Presenter(s): W. Robert Connor

Date: April 5, 2011

Location: Campion 139

Sponsor(s): Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life; Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy (CSTEEP)

URL: http://frontrow.bc.edu/program/connor/

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