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Texas’s Big Bet on the Future of Higher Education

The University of Texas System’s Regents made a big bet in an effort to tackle public higher education’s most pressing challenges: The completion challenge, the learning outcomes challenge, the equity challenge, and the business model challenge. If higher education is to make good on Barack Obama’s 2006 college completion goal, we need more big bets.

In a recent blog posting on the University of Texas System’s Institute for Transformational Learning, Joshua Kim expressed a preference for “investing in faculty.” That was precisely what the ITL did, though not, I suspect, in quite the way he meant.

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