Essay on Cost and Equity in Higher Education

2240 Words Mar 26th, 2015 9 Pages
Cost and EQuity in access paper

by

Gada Korayim

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
EDU 628 - Professor Tatiana Melguizo

Due Date: March 8, 2015

Introduction The diversity of colleges in the higher education landscape stems from the diversity of missions. For one, the obstacles to innovation in higher education in the USA has been a debate for years. There are colleges that focus on liberal arts education as Dr. Liz Coleman (TED Talks) lectured during her speech about “Reinventing the Liberal Arts Education”. There are colleges that focus on career development. According to Fortino (2015), the university mission is “to create more prepared minds” to contribute to society by creating jobs and
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Competition is fierce and being prepared with the mind to meet the challenges that are faced are the keys to success or failure. According to the International Labor Office (2010), G20 countries are still competing with other global nations that see the importance of skill and mind sets and their importance. As Coleman (TED talks) stated, resources plus creativity is what is needed from our students. For example, the former Soviet Union reverted to liberal arts education to rebuild their educational system after the fall of communism (Coleman). All in all, America needs to remain competitive by preparing students with the mind sets, entrepreneurial skills, and innovative ideas to develop new businesses, ideas, and improve the world that we live in.
Changes in Accessibility Changes in accessibility to education has certainly changed over the years. According to Teixeira and Rosa (2008), Teixeria stated that the main challenge in the coming years will be to ensure higher education’s financial sustainability. Although higher education‘s contribution is the future focus, there seems less contribution to this focus today. Teixeira (2008) continued to state the related challenge in the coming decades will be how to balance economic and social relevance, especially in the short-term, with longer and broader purposes of scientific and

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