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"For-Profit Higher Education: Subprime goes to College" Lecture
Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 4:00pm to Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 6:00pm

WHAT: "For-Profit Higher Education: Subprime goes to College with Barmak Nassiriann"  

 WHEN: April 26, 2012 from 4-6 p.m. 

 WHERE: In the Gathering Area of the Native American Student and Community Center, Portland State University. (710 SW Jackson St., Portland, OR 97201)


Over the course of the past 15 years, for-profit higher education has enjoyed explosive growth in enrollments and earned record profits. To its advocates, the for-profit model points the way to a market-based vision for the future of higher education. The industry's detractors, in contrast, see it as nothing but crony-capitalism that siphons off public subsidies and produces dismal results for students and the taxpayers. Barmak Nassirian has been a vocal critic of the excesses of the for-profit sector's practices, and believes that billions of dollars in federal subsidies are being lost to waste, fraud and abuse due to inadequate oversight and ineffective regulations. He will discuss his views about the sector and offer a few modest proposals for reform.  

Barmak Nassirian has served as associate executive director of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) since 1998. AACRAO is a nonprofit association of more than 2,300 institutions of higher education and more than 10,000 campus enrollment services officials. Nassirian has been active in higher education policy for over 20 years, focusing on a broad range of issues including access, accountability, privacy, and financing.

Admission is free, light refreshments served.  This event is sponsored by the Portland State Chapter of the American Association of University Professors (PSU-AAUP).

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