The Inaugural Year: Starving the Beast—Steve Mims (Art of Teaching Film Series)

Heimbold Visual Arts Center Donnelley Film Theatre

Open to the public

/ Thursday


This documentary exposes the adverse effects of systematic defunding and business philosophy on public higher education. The film reveals an historic philosophical shift that reframes public higher education as a ‘value proposition’ to be borne by the student as a consumer, rather than an investment in citizens as a ‘public good.’ Financial winners and losers emerge in a struggle poised to profoundly change public higher education.

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