Two storied Jesuit institutions, the College of Holy Cross and Fordham Universities, have their first lay presidents. But Vincent Rougeau and Tania Tetlow are also both trained lawyers and each one respectively is the first Black president and first woman president to lead their institutions. Michael and Jeff welcome Vince and Tania to the podcast.
The second stop of the Future U campus tour took hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Chancellor Gene Block and a panel of guests from the UCLA community fielded questions about the impact of university size on access, a flexible student experience, and the future of the higher education workforce.
Given all we hear about the pandemic, learning loss, and mental health issues in K-12, how will Covid-era kids fare as they leave high school behind, and what will the ripple effect be on colleges and universities over the next decade-plus?
In its fifth season, Future U. took the show on the road and recorded on campus at Northeastern University. University President Joseph Aoun, a faculty member, an administrator, and a student weighed in on the future of higher ed, in a post-pandemic world, and how technology and the human touch go hand-in-hand.
A perfect storm of economic factors are driving the narrative for mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships in higher education. John MacIntosh and Kasia Lundy, both advisors to colleges and universities, join Michael and Jeff to explain the landscape and what's next for the sector.
Future U. welcomes Richard Levin, fomer president of Yale and the former CEO of Coursera, to dissect some of the challenges staring down higher ed right now: legacy admissions, rising tution costs, skills-based training, online learning and more.
As college costs soar, is what you get from higher ed worth the pricetag? To help dissect the multifaceted question of value, Jeff and Michael sat down with Ed Smith-Lewis from the United Negro College Fund, and Karen Stout, from Achieving the Dream.