Persuasion and Civic Engagement: The Facts Behind Rising Tuition at UC


Parker Cellura
Robin Courts
Jeniffer Keyser
Michael Sharp


By Parker Cellura, Political Science; Robin Courts, Secondary Education; Jeniffer Keyser, English

Advisor: Michael Sharp

Abstract: Through this research project, we will report on the increase in the size, scope, and power of the financial sector-the people and firms that manage money and underwrite stocks, bonds, derivatives, and other securities-relative to the decision making within higher education through a particular case study of the University of Cincinnati, as it relates to trends in disproportionate rises in tuition and fees. With this core issue in mind, we will offer recommendations for UC's administration: adding voting student and faculty representatives to the board of trustees; and freezing the cost of tuition.


Classic Poster (9:45-11:45 AM)