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Guiding Innovation in Higher Education: How to Manage the Emerging Changes in College Delivery

By Louis Soares, Julie Margetta Morgan

Innovation often happens in the public sector in response to either a new challenge or a change in public demands. But innovation in higher education is being prompted by the new challenge of educating an increasing proportion of the population to postsecondary levels and constrained fiscal realities that drive a demand for efficiency and productivity in spending federal financial aid dollars.

Federal policymakers have historically acted as program funders to increase higher education access through programs like the Pell Grant and subsidized loans, and they also served as a backstop for quality assurance by certifying accreditors. The imperative for innovation gives rise to two questions for them: How does innovation happen in higher education, and how can it be managed? These questions must be answered if we are to realize the promise of innovation to help the nation educate more people while using taxpayer and student dollars wisely.

Continued at: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/06/managing_innovation.html

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