The National Science Board (NSB) released a new policy brief on the public and private benefits of the nation’s higher education institutions. The brief comes at a time when the “private” costs and private “returns” associated with higher education are a topic of frequent policy discussions
The NSB brief joins other recent reports, including the American Academy of Arts & Sciences’ Lincoln Project, in highlighting the broad public value of our higher education system to the nation and emphasizing the need for public investment in its research and educational missions. An accompanying “sense of the Board” statement underscores higher education’s value in fostering a civically engaged society. NSB has asked APLU for feedback on this policy report. APLU is collecting and compiling member comments to share with NSB. Please submit your comments on the Policy Brief here. Alternatively, you can also directly send your comments to email@example.com by May 25.