1st Edition

Collective Goods and Higher Education Research
Pasteur’s Quadrant in Higher Education





ISBN 9780367585037
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
230 Pages

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Book Description

With this volume, the author demonstrates how a collective goods approach to higher education research can alleviate problems of rising costs, declining resources, and growing concerns about undergraduate learning. In taking this approach, the author presents new tools of analysis—borrowed from cognitive science, economics, data analytics, education technology and measurement science—to investigate higher education’s place in society as a public or private good. By showing how these tools can be utilized to re-orient current research, this volume offers scholars and policy makers an argument for the large-scale use of scientific and economic approaches to higher education’s most pressing issues.

Table of Contents

Part I The Framework





Chapter 1 Introduction





Chapter 2 The Framework: Pasteur’s Quadrant in Higher Education





Part II Evidence-Based Applications to Policy Questions





Chapter 3 The Future Higher Education Policy Landscape From the Pasteur’s Quadrant Perspective





Chapter 4 The Focus on Critical Thinking Skills for the Classroom, the Instructor, and New Sources of Content





Chapter 5 Recreating the Faculty Role in University Governance





Chapter 6 Leveling the Playing Field From College to Career





Chapter 7 The Role of Generic Skills Assessment in Measuring Academic Quality



Part III The Rationale for Standardized Assessments in Higher Education





Chapter 8 The Case for Comparative Institutional Assessment of Higher-Order



Thinking Skills





Chapter 9 The Case for Performance-based Assessments and Critical Thinking Tests





Chapter 10 Two Questions About Critical Thinking Tests





Chapter 11 Conclusion





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Biography

Roger Benjamin has been president of CAE, an education assessment testing organization since 2005.