The Department of Educational Policy Studies (EPS) is hosting several public discussions about public higher education as part of its spring conference on March 29 and 30. All events are free and open to the public.
University of Georgia Professor Sheila Slaughter, an EPS alumna, will participate in a moderated conversation with Ohio University Professor Richard Vedder at 9 am on March 30. The pair will discuss the future of academic work in public universities. Emeritus Professor Francis Schrag will moderate.
Other topics to be covered during the two-day conference include the Wisconsin Idea, access and mission of public flagships, government board activism in public universities, and knowledge production.