For far too long, universities have merely added new programs in areas of rising demand to existing programs, burdening students, taxpayers and donors with the added cost. As resources tighten and that luxury no longer is available, universities need to do what businesses routinely do – reinvent what they do to meet the changing needs of society.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Do Colleges Need French Departments?
That's the topic of discussion for the most recent "Room for Debate" forum at The New York Times. You can read Richard Vedder's contribution here. An excerpt: