A study sponsored by the Platte Institute suggests Nebraska needs to reach defined goals for what it wants from its colleges
A study sponsored by the Platte Institute suggests Nebraska needs to reach defined goals for what it wants from its colleges.
Study author Dennis Jones says Nebraska has several advantages, including hard-working and well-educated residents. . .
Dennis Jones, president, N'tional Center for Higher Education Management Systems; "as it should"
Jones says other states have been moving their higher education systems toward more degrees...and more degrees in critical areas. . .
Jones; "will be good enough"
Jones adds the state's colleges need to work more closely with state government.
A study published by the Platte Institute says that Nebraska needs to set definitive goals for its college system...and create a better working relationship between public colleges and state government.
Study author Dennis Jones sees an arms-length relationship between higher education in Nebraska and its state government. . .
Jones; "and cares about"
Jones says other states have been working toward offering more degrees in their colleges...and studying what areas of study need more emphasis.
A study released by the Platte Institute proposes that Nebraska work toward a more focused higher education system.
Study author Dennis Jones says many states talk about financing colleges and holding them accountable...but he says perhaps the questions should be: accountable for what and financed to what end?
Jones; "to what end?"
Jones says the higher education system needs to be more intentional, better targetting the needs...both present and future...of Nebraska.
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(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)