Moving Mizzou Forward: Reform Ideas from around the Nation
This case study examines innovative programs at different universities and university systems around the country tackling the very problems that are facing the University of Missouri today: namely, how do we make college more affordable, relevant, and rigorous?
We travel from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, where President Mitch Daniels has embarked on an ambitious program to keep costs down and design new majors and programs that allow students to progress at their own pace, to Texas, where then-Governor Rick Perry’s call to create a $10,000 degree spurred innovation statewide. Finally, we conclude at one of the finest universities in our nation, the University of Chicago, to show what it means to have a commitment to free speech and the open exchange of ideas.
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