UW-Parkside Event on Affordability of Higher Education
(02/15/2012) The future accessibility and affordability of higher education are the topics when the University of Wisconsin-Parkside hosts an Academy Evening with Dr. Gary Rhoades Wednesday, Feb. 22. Rhoades speaks on “Keeping College Accessible: Charting a New Course for Higher Education” starting at 5 p.m. in the Student Center Cinema, 900 Wood Rd. in Kenosha. In recent years, college costs nationwide have risen, threatening the accessibility and affordability of higher education. In his talk, Rhoades, a professor of Higher Education at the University of Arizona in Tucson, provides a national perspective on the key factors affecting college affordability and educational quality. In addition to examining current patterns in state policy and their affect on institutions of higher education, Rhodes will offer suggestions for charting a new course. A question and answer session follows the presentation. This program is free and open to the public. It is presented by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Parkside with support from Carthage College, Gateway Technical College, and the Wisconsin Alumni Association. For more information on Dr. Rhoades’ program, call Julie Lee at 262-595-2261. For more information on Academy Evenings, visit wisconsinacademy.org/talks on the web.