Declining by Degrees

Overview

John Merrow hosts this documentary on the state of higher education in the United States. Not only has the cultural commitment to sending all students to college, regardless of wealth, seemed to have receded, more and more experts appear to be finding a tendency within the academic environment to simply let students "coast through" without learning. Through examinations of the lives of students, professors, and administrators, as well as journeys behind the walls of four drastically different college campuses, ...
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Overview

John Merrow hosts this documentary on the state of higher education in the United States. Not only has the cultural commitment to sending all students to college, regardless of wealth, seemed to have receded, more and more experts appear to be finding a tendency within the academic environment to simply let students "coast through" without learning. Through examinations of the lives of students, professors, and administrators, as well as journeys behind the walls of four drastically different college campuses, the film looks to discover if higher education is indeed, on the decline.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/6/2005
  • UPC: 841887005401
  • Original Release: 2005
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  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 80,393

Cast & Crew

Technical Credits
Carrie Glasser Producer
John Heus Producer
Shae Isaacs Producer
Hillary Kolos Associate Producer
John Merrow Executive Producer
David Wald Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk
1. Introduction [:02]
2. Move-in Day [5:54]
3. In the Classroom [2:42]
4. Sink, Swim or Tread Water [5:37]
5. The "Pact" [16:09]
6. Making a Large Class Small [10:33]
7. The Tenure Track [6:27]
8. Learning Community [2:55]
9. The Social Contract [3:29]
10. When Money Is No Object [9:25]
11. Middle Class Squeeze [7:03]
12. Last Chance for College [3:40]
13. Budget Calls [3:32]
14. Part-Time Teaching [3:43]
15. College in the Marketplace [4:57]
16. Athletics [12:38]
17. Reprise [9:40]
18. Credits [6:17]
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Disc #1 -- Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk
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