develop the structure for the panel’s final report, and he shepherded the report through the final review process.

Most importantly, the members of the panel deserve thanks for their patience, creativity, and hard work. There is a reason that higher education productivity is not currently reported in the national accounts. Reaching agreement on conceptual and measurement issues was difficult work. This report reflects the collective expertise and commitment of the individual members of the panel, each of whom brought a unique perspective based upon a scholarly discipline, research experience, and a lifetime of practice. Members were generous with their time and effort, and they struggled to understand and appropriately acknowledge the critical views of others. Our meetings provided many opportunities for panel members to learn from one another.

Teresa A. Sullivan, Chair
Panel on Measuring Higher Education Productivity:
Conceptual Framework and Data Needs



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