Dr. Mark Taylor, a professor at Columbia University, is the author of Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities. Taylor characterizes American higher education as expensive, wasteful, and archaic. He calls for reforms like:
- Eliminating tenure;
- Restructuring departments for interdepartmental cooperation;
- Emphasizing teaching rather than rarified research;
- Creating global networks;
- Developing partnerships among institutions, private and public, for profit and not-for-profit.
As a nation, we fail to make such necessary and sweeping changes, at our peril. Like other bubbles that have burst, this one will devastate our economy and global competitiveness.
For more from Dr. Mark Taylor, listen to the entire show.