Wednesday: “Access Crisis in Higher Education”
The future accessibility and affordability of higher education are the topics when the University of Wisconsin-Parkside welcomes Dr. Gary Rhoades to campus Wednesday, Feb. 22. Rhoades speaks on "Keeping College Accessible: Charting a New Course for Higher Education" starting at 5 p.m. in the Student Center Cinema. The talk is part of the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters' Academy Evening series.
In recent years, college costs nationwide have risen, threatening the accessibility and affordability of higher education. In his talk, Rhoades, a professor of Higher Education at the University of Arizona in Tucson, provides a national perspective on the key factors affecting college affordability and educational quality. In addition to examining current state policies around the country and their affect on institutions of higher education, Rhodes will offer suggestions for charting a new course.
Dr. Rhoades has been a faculty member at UA/Tucson since 1986 and directed the university's Center for the Study of Higher Education from 1997 to 2009. He served as general secretary of the American Association of University Professors in Washington, D.C., from Jan. 2009 to June 2011.
"Keeping College Accessible: Charting a New Course for Higher Education" with Dr. Gary Rhoades is free and open to the public. It is presented by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with support from Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, and the Wisconsin Alumni Association.For more information on Dr. Rhoades' program, call Julie Lee at 262-595-2261. More information on Academy Evenings is available on the web.