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.
Legendary University President Freeman Hrabowski takes Future U on a tour of University of Maryland Baltimore County as he prepares to turn over leadership of the institution. He leaves a strong legacy of student success for the university to build on.
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.