Thursday, December 12, 2013

Literature Review Blog #5

NEA Higher Education Research Center.  “Higher Education and Privatization.”  NEA Update.  10.2 (March 2004). Web.

This article talks about the effects of privatization on higher education.  With less funding from the government, state universities are being forced come up with alternative sources of income.  Tuitions costs continue to rise even though more and more students are trying to get a college degree.  

Key Terms and Quotes:
"In its narrowest meaning, privatization suggests a movement away from public financing and toward private financing.  For higher education, the term includes a range of activities taking place on campus. Generally, in the name of financial necessity, colleges and universities cut services, undertake aggressive outsourcing, reduce the number of regular tenured teaching slots, and increase tuition."

This material helps prove that Rutgers University uses a privatized system in order to make up for the money that was lost to budget cuts.  As a result, some of the techniques used to make a profit are done by "screwing" students, faculty, staff, and alumni and ultimately can be considered part of the "RU Screw."

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