PHENOM Discusses New Higher Ed Reports in the Boston Globe

Check out PHENOM discussing the release of the Higher Ed Finance Commission and the Vision Project Reports in the Boston Globe.


Natalie Higgins, executive director of the Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts, a group of faculty, students, staff, and alumni, said she endorses the report’s emphasis on increasing funding.

But she said there is concern about parts of the state higher education department’s vision, including the call to tie funding for campuses to certain measurable aspects of their performance.

“What’s being measured a lot times are the easy things to measure — graduation rates, completion rates — but that can lose sight of a lot of other things that are important about a college education.”