We’ve Re-Framed our Project on New Models in Higher Education …


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Key Themes

Click here to view and download an overview of key themes concerning cost in higher education and new models

Articles on Costs and Innovative Models


Resources for Faculty

American Association of University Professors (AAUP)



Resources for Trustees


Association of Governing Boards



Davis Educational Foundation Report

Click here to view and download the Davis Educational Foundation report An Inquiry into the Rising Cost of Higher Education

Summit on Cost in Higher Education (October 2013)

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Summit Presentations
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Summit Videos

Robert Lytle, partner at the Parthenon Group, predicted a shakeout.

Southern New Hampshire University President Paul LeBlanc warned that higher ed institutions need to rethink business models.

Jamienne S. Studley, deputy under secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, explained the Obama administration's proposals to rein in college prices.

Studley noted that the government hopes to maintain incentives for colleges to serve all students ...

She used the analogy of competitive diving to explain how the ratings will reflect "degree of difficulty" ...

She noted that trustees should make sure investments benefit students ...

And she hailed non-tech innovations such as faculty living in resident halls ...

Responding to a question on whether the system will discourage important but lower-paying careers, Studley said ...

Watch the full speech by Studley below.


Partners HealthCare System President Gary Gottlieb explored how both measure value.

He also urged leaders to take a long-term view of outcomes.

Gottlieb noted the importance or research environment but lamented poor relationship with industry.

He called for sharing intellectual property.

See Gottlieb’s full remarks.

Special thanks to NEBHE Program & Outreach Coordinator Kiley Danchise-Curtis for her video editing.


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