Question: Which is closer to the truth?
(A) American higher education is in a freefall, with most colleges and universities poised to be disrupted into oblivion by boot camps and made irrelevant by roboticization.
(B) American higher education remains the envy of the world, home to many of the best universities attracting the finest scholars and students on the planet.
Answer: Both are caricatures, and the reality is that higher education is not nearly as broken as many critics suggest nor as viable as many college leaders pretend.
In this engaging and challenging think tank, we will move past the simple narratives and provide a sophisticated look at the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of the U.S. postsecondary ecosystem.
Orbit to my immediate right is Michael Hanson, 00:00 who is the CEO of Cengage learning to his right is Ted Mitchell, 00:02 who is the president of American Council on education, 00:06 former US Under Secretary of Education to his right is Anne Kirshner, 00:10 who is a professor at the City University of New York and former Dean of the Honors College. 00:14
There among many other things that she's done before that, 00:19 and again let her talk about that to her right is Daniel Jameel, 00:23 who's the founder and CEO of allow mobile and to his right. 00:27 Is Bob Johnson? 00:30 Who is the president CEO of the American College of financial services before we started just wanted to take a quick quick sense of who all of 00:30 you are so raise your hands if you work with in higher education at an institution of higher education. 00:40
Of you professor faculty. 00:46 Versus administrator. 00:46 OK work at a higher education company that serves higher education that helps us understand who were talking to investor other things. 00:54 Quick shout out anybody else, 01:10 Do what is somebody else do that was worth less known about? 01:12 OK forget it. 01:16 So a couple other quick things were going to have microphones for people to ask questions later. 01:16
But if you feel like actively engaging feel free to come up and write your question on the whiteboard there. 01:25 There are markers, there, so at this point. 01:32 I'm going to ask each of our panelists and I'll start with Michael here to sort of talk about how they come briefly briefly about how they come at this 01:34 conversation, a little bit more background on themselves and I ask them to sort of also start. 01:44 Bye. 01:50
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