Sheffield seminar

Recent developments in for-profit higher education in the US: implications for England

  • Wednesday, 09 Nov 2016 12:30 - 14:00
  • University of Sheffield
  • Stephen Hunt, UCL Institute of Education

This seminar will explore the development and current situation of the for-profit higher education sector in the US, focusing on particular issues faced by the for profit sector: the type of education the for profit sector is able to provide; how this education is funded; student recruitment; graduate experience; faculty development; and any conflict between investor return and teaching quality.

It will also examine how likely it is that the situation in the US will be replicated in the UK, and the implications this has for UK higher education.

Stephen Hunt

Stephen Hunt

Dr Stephen Hunt is a Research Associate on CGHE’s local higher education engagement research programme. Stephen’s current research concerns alternative providers in the UK higher education sector, such as private and for profit institutions, overseas providers, MOOCs, and colleges of further education. More specifically, he is engaged in designing a survey of all providers of higher education in the UK, which is scheduled to run from 2016.

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