Needed: a National Strategy to Preserve Public Research Universities

A Plan to Save America's Public Research Universities 1

Dave Cutler for The Chronicle

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Dave Cutler for The Chronicle

Public research universities are the backbone of advanced education and research in the United States. They enroll the majority of college students regardless of socioeconomic circumstances, produce the greatest number of scientists, engineers, doctors, teachers, and other learned professionals, and conduct most of the nation's academic research. They are committed to public engagement in every area where knowledge and expertise can make a difference: agricultural extension, economic