Funding Solutions for Higher Ed: CFHE Press ConferencePosted: February 9, 2013
NATIONAL TELEPHONE NEWS BRIEFING
Tuesday, February 12 (10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern)
• The three authors of working papers on new ways to fund higher education will explain their proposals and take questions from the news media, including campus reporters and education bloggers.
• The briefing begins a drive by CFHE for faculty to step up our role in the search for new possibilities that will save access to higher education and strengthen our nation’s middle class.
• The briefing takes place on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday. Lincoln signed the 1862 Morrill Act that initiated America’s public higher education system, starting with Land Grant Colleges. Today that system spans the nation but is on the road to elimination.
These working papers are meant to encourage discussion and foster debate. The national Campaign for the Future of Higher Education invites faculty members and higher education supporters, particularly those with direct experience in America’s classrooms with students, to add thoughts about these models and ideas about others through the comment section of the CFHE website.
Starting on Sunday, February 10 you will be able to view the papers and post your comments at www.futureofhighered.org/workingpapers (Before Feb 10, go to http://biz127.inmotionhosting.com/~future58/workingpapers/)
We also invite you to post on the CFHE Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/FutureofHigherEd
and follow CFHE on Twitter @FutureofHE or comment on Twitter using #FutureofHE
If you have a blog, we strongly encourage you to write about the papers and topics on funding higher education.
Tuesday, February 12 (10 am Pacific/1 pm Eastern) to hear a short discussion by the three authors. join the call:
• Call (800) 553-0273 / Ask for “Campaign for the Future of Higher Education”
• You may dial up to 5 minutes before the start time
To see the papers in advance:
PLEASE NOTE: To ensure that the news media is able to ask their questions, only reporters and bloggers who provide the name of a media outlet will be able to ask questions during the call.