Is there an arms race in higher education? The latest weekly podcast posted by The Merrow Report deals with the increasingly aggressive marketing by institutions of higher education in the competition for students, prestige, and status. Lara Couturier, an analyst working at the Futures Project at Brown University, gives her insight into the reasons why these institutions are devoting significant financial resources to marketing their “brand,” and the impact this is having on the quality of education being offered. (Podcast requires free audio software.)
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