presented by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

From Cost to Value: Higher Education’s Next Big Shift?

Rising costs and mounting student debt are leading more Americans to ask the question “What is college worth?” To help answer that question, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Institute for Higher Education Policy have joined forces to form the Postsecondary Value Commission, which is charged with recommending a definition and measures for gauging the value of postsecondary programs. Can that be done for an enterprise as large and diverse as higher education? What is the commission learning as it tackles this task? Join commission members and staff for a lively and interactive discussion about the state of the value conversation in higher education and where it is heading.



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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding