WASHINGTON, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public research universities are critical to the nation's educational infrastructure and to American competitiveness. As centers of learning, research, and entrepreneurship, these institutions drive social mobility and economic growth. Yet over the past decade, state funding to these universities has declined precipitously, forcing campuses to make difficult choices about institutional spending and resource allocation.
At a press conference/release event at the National Press Club on Thursday, April 7, 2016, experts from education and government will release a series of recommendations designed to strengthen America's public research universities.
The speakers will present recommendations set forth in a new American Academy of Arts and Sciences report, and then take questions from attendees. The recommendations are from The Lincoln Project: Excellence and Access in Public Higher Education, which has studied the importance of public research universities, analyzed economic trends affecting their operations, and is now proposing a series of new strategies to sustain these critical institutions.
Who: Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, and Lincoln Project co-chair
Philip Bredesen, Former Governor, Tennessee, and Lincoln Project member
Mary Sue Coleman, President Emerita, University of Michigan, and Lincoln Project co-chair
Jonathan F. Fanton, President, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
George Miller, Former U.S. Representative, California, and Lincoln Project member
What: Press Conference and Release of American Academy
Recommendations for Strengthening Public Research Universities
When: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC (Murrow Room)
This event is presented by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
To register for the event, please complete this online registration form.
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SOURCE American Academy of Arts & Sciences