Volatility in State Spending for Higher Education

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Volatility in State Spending for Higher Education

Jennifer A. Delaney

ISBN: 978-1-960348-98-2

The severity of cuts and the unpredictability in state funding for higher education have garnered headlines across the nation since the turn of the present century. In this context, the authors in this new groundbreaking volume argue that too little attention is paid to the consequences of volatility in funding, as most discussions focus on levels of funding. Their research addresses an important blind spot in the academic literature since predictability matters—to institutions, students, families, and states. In addition, the risks of operating in an uncertain financial environment have led to behaviors that are not always in the best interests of states, institutions, faculty, students, or the public good.

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About the Editor

Jennifer A. Delaney is an associate professor of higher education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where she serves as the director of the Forum on the Future of Public Education and director of the Higher Education Program. Delaney is also a member of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Previously, she worked for the Advisory Committee for Student Financial Assistance, the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, and served as a consultant for the Commission on the Future of Higher Education. She earned a PhD in higher education administration from Stanford University, an EdM in higher education from Harvard University, and a BA in English from the University of Michigan.

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Pages: 380
Publisher: American Educational Research Association
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