In a special episode recorded at The Chronicle of Higher Education Festival, Jeff Selingo and guest co-host Bridget Burns talk with three students about what has worked (and what hasn't) in their college experiences. With support from Ascendium Education Group, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Course Hero.
Penn State’s new president Neeli Bendapudi sits down with Jeff and Michael to talk about not only her personal leadership journey, but also shifting demographics, clear pullback in public financing of higher ed, college athletics, and more. With support from Course Hero and Ascendium Education Group.
In the second half of their conversation with Victoria Jackson and Matt Brown, Michael and Jeff dive into "Name Image Likeness," paying student athletes, and what shifting professional pathways to sports can mean for rethinking college athletics overall. This episode made possible with sponsorship from Course Hero and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
So many headlines to parse this week: What the NYU brouhaha says about how we educate top students; how the coverage of ACT scores missed the real headline; and is it better to serve in the U.S. Senate or as a university president. Michael and Jeff break it all down. This episode made possible with support from Course Hero, Ascendium Education Group, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
It's not often a university president talks about how degrees are being devalued and how higher education must align with workforce needs, but that's exactly what new Temple University president, Jason Wingard, does when he joins Jeff and Michael to discuss his book, “The College Devaluation Crisis," and what's next for Temple. This episode made possible with sponsorship from Ascendium Education Group, Course Hero, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
With all the talk about the metaverse, Michael and Jeff examine where the latest bright shiny objects in edtech--augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR)--really stand when it to comes to transforming teaching and learning. This episode made possible with sponsorship from Course Hero.
The pandemic accelerated experimentation across industries, including education. Jeff Selingo interviews co-host Michael Horn about his new book called From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child. The book provides educators with practical examples and roadmaps for change in K-12, many of which can also be applied to higher ed. This episode made possible with sponsorship from Ascendium Education Group and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
It was bombshell news when the Big Ten announced this summer that UCLA and USC would be joining the conference in two years. Many think this latest edition of athletic conference realignment in higher ed has nothing to do with the wellbeing of students and it’s all about the money for their institutions. Reporter Matt Brown from The Athletic and Arizona State University sports historian Victoria Jackson break down why the conferences have so much power over the historical foundations of American higher education. This episode made possible with sponsorship from Ascendium Education Group and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Jeff and Michael discuss the current state of higher ed. The impact of economic conditions, a massive realignment of NCAA athletic conferences, the great resignation, and how to re-engage students in their learning after the last academic year are just some topics they'll investigate in Season 6. This episode made possible with sponsorship from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ascendium Education Group.
Tune in for the Season 5 finale of the Future U podcast, as hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn reflect on the challenges and changes in higher ed as the country emerges from the pandemic, the end of federal stimulus dollars, the podcast's 100th episode, and the Future U. campus tour. Listen to their predictions for the coming year, and get ready for a new season this fall, as the podcast hits the road again with a visit to Bowie State University.