Cornell University

Cornell Higher Education Research Institute

273 Ives Faculty Building, 607-255-4424

"Assessing Public Higher Education at the
Start of the 21st Century"

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

May 22 - 23, 2005

Most of the documents found below are available only as Adobe Acrobat PDF files. An Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded here. Click on each paper to open it in a new window, or right click on the link and choose "Save As" to save the document to your computer. Some of the supplementary tables and charts may require Microsoft Excel. If you need further assistance, please contact Darrie O'Connell.

Please note if a (*) follows the title of the paper, the paper has not yet been made available for the conference. Papers for the conference will be added onto this site as soon as they become available.

Setting the Stage
"State Preferences For Higher Education Spending: A Panel Data Analysis of State Preferences for Funding Higher Education, 1977-2001" Michael Rizzo (Centre College)
The Impact of Changing Faculty Types
"Do Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty Matter" Ronald G. Ehrenberg and Liang Zhang (Cornell University)
"Help or Hinder? Adjunct Professors and Student Outcomes" Eric Bettinger (Case Western University) and Bridget Terry Long (Harvard University)
The Southeast
"Assessing Public Higher Education at the Start of the 21st Century: The State of Georgia" Christopher Cornwell and David Mustard (University of Georgia)
"North Carolina's Commitment to Higher Education: Access and Affordability" Betsy Brown (University of North Carolina) and Robert Clark (North Carolina State)
The West and the Southwest
"Public Higher Education in Washington State: Aspirations Are Misaligned with Fiscal Structure" William Zumeta (University of Washington)
"The Effects of the Changing Fiscal Context on the University of California" Ellen Switkes and Jerry Kissler (Univeristy of California)
"The Changing Accessibility, Affordability and Quality of Higher Education in Texas" Lisa Dickson (University of Texas)
The Midwest
"Michigan Public Higher Education: Twenty Year Trends and Policy Considerations for the Coming Decade" Steven Desjardins (University of Michigan)
"Consequences of a Legacy of State Disinvestment: Plunging State Support Reduces Access, Threatens Quality At University of Wisconsin System Institutions" David Olien and Noel Radomsky (University of Wisconsin)
"Changing Priorities and the Evolution of Higher Education Finance in Illinois" Daniel Layzell (Illinois Board of Higher Education) and F. King Alexander (Murray State)
Reform in Virginia
"Higher Tuition, Higher Aid and the Quest to Improve Opportunities for Low-Income Students in Selective Public Education" Sarah Turner (University of Virginia)
The East
"State Support for Higher Education in Pennsylvania" *
Donald Heller (Pennsylvania State University)
"Policy Implications of Institutional Funding on Baccalaureate Graduation Rates in Public Higher Education" *
Edward Kokkelenberg (Binghamton University), John Porter (SUNY), and Gary Blose (SUNY)
Dinner Speaker
"Why It's Unlikely We'll See Any Public University Go Private" *
John D. Wiley (Chancellor, The University of Wisconsin - Madison)