IDEAS: Fairfield 2020 Lecture Series, April 16
ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF ARE INVITED!
Robert Archibald & David Feldman
Authors of Why Does College Cost So Much?
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Oak Room – Barone Campus Center
All lectures are free
Faculty members at the College of William and Mary, Robert B. Archibald Ph.D., Chancellor Professor of Economics, and David H. Feldman, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Department Chair bring enlightening perspectives about higher education in their 2013 book, Why Does College Cost So Much? Much of what is written about colleges and universities ties rapidly rising tuition to dysfunctional behavior in the academy. Common targets of dysfunction include prestige games among universities, gold plated amenities, and bloated administration. This book offers a different view. To explain rising college cost, the authors place the higher education industry firmly within the larger economic history of the United States. Bill Gates listed the Archibald/Feldman book among the “Best 7 Books I read in 2013.”
The IDEAS: Fairfield 2020 Lectures are a series of three thought-provoking perspectives being shared with the Fairfield University community from some of today’s leading voices in higher education regarding the challenges and opportunities facing universities in the 21st century. The final lecture in the series features Carol Aslanian, speaking on "Education Dynamics: Graduate and Part-time Education in the 21st Century" on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.