Mergers and acquisitions are common in the corporate world but not so much in higher ed. With so much talk about colleges going out of business as we come out of the pandemic, Jeff and Michael explore the idea of mergers and acquisitions with Jeff Senese, the president of Saint Leo University, which recently acquired a college thousands of miles away and wants to build a national network of Catholic colleges.
New York Times economics writer Ben Casselman and Guild CEO and co-founder Rachel Romer Carlson join the Jeff and Michael to talk about why there are so many Help Wanted signs and how higher ed might fill the void for giving workers needed skills.
Greg Fowler, a longtime leader in online education and president of the University of Maryland Global Campus, discusses how the pandemic might accelerate change in higher ed but probably not changed the trajectory of institutions.
We often refer to the "higher ed system" in the U.S. But it's not really a system and it's mostly controlled by the states. On the latest reporters' roundtable, Jeff and Michael welcome higher ed reporters from California, Michigan, and Mississippi.
So much for the much-heralded “hot vax summer.” As Jeff and Michael return from their summer break, they continue to talk about the impact of Covid on higher ed and catch up on the news headlines from the sale of edX to the NCAA ruling by the Supreme Court as well as preview what's to come on Season 5 of Future U.
As the academic year comes to a close, Jeff and Michael spoke with higher education reporters from the Washington Post, NPR, and the Chronicle for HIgher Education and Open Campus about their perspective on the past year and what the future will hold for campuses—including the stories that they believe aren't being discussed nearly enough.