1. For the purposes of Artists Report Back, BFAMFAPhD included individuals who gave their primary occupation as one of the following in the category ‘working artist’: writer, author, artist, actor, photographer, musician, singer, producer, director, performer, choreographer, dancer, and entertainer
  2. Belfiore, Elenora. “Impact, Value and Bad Economics: Making Sense of the Problem of Value in the Arts and Humanities.” Arts and Humanities in Higher Education. Vol. 14 Number 1, 95-110. Print.
  3. Ronald Barnett, Imagining the University, (New York: Routledge, 2013), 83.
  4. Michael Stratford, “Most Expensive Colleges,” Inside Higher Ed, July 1, 2014.
  5. http://collegedebt.com
  6. Phil Izzo, “Congratulations to Class of 2014, Most Indebted Ever”, The Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2014
  7. William Hodgkinson, “Interview with Noam Chomsky,” Breakwater Review No. 10, Winter 2014,
  8. Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches (Trumansburg, NY: Crossing Press, 1984), 37. Print.
  9. See recent cuts at University of Southern Maine and Emory University as examples of this trend: Noel K. Gallagher, “USM plans to cut 50 more faculty, slash two programs”, Portland Press Herald, October 6, 2014 and “Emory University to eliminate programs,” Atlanta Journal Constitution, September 14, 2012
  10. Carol Wolf, “Consent Decree Between NYS Attorney General, the Cooper Union and the Committee to Save Cooper Union“, Cooper Union Alumni Association, September 19, 2015
  11. Kelby Clark, Government plans to offer Corinthian students debt-relief package, USA Today, June 9, 2015
  12. Philip Rucker, “Liberal Democrats pressure Clinton to advocate ‘debt-free college’, The Washington Post, April 21, 2015.