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Changing the Production Function in Higher Education

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Changing the Production Function in Higher Education

December 30, 1899

Changing the Production Function in Higher Education is the second essay in a series that seeks to provide campus leaders with the latest scholarship and perspectives in the topic of academic productivity.

Improving productivity in higher education is essential to strengthening the nation and positioning it to remain competitive in a global marketplace. Without sufficiently increasing student access, enrollment, and attainment in our higher education institutions, the United States risks being surpassed by other nations, becoming less competitive, and failing to tap the full potential of its citizenry. Changing the Production Function in Higher Education is a valuable tool for U.S. college and university leaders to effect and lead a new era of progress and innovation on their campuses.

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