Thursday, June 5, 2014

How They Talked About It - a sample of higher ed talks

that Beverly Hills event that UCLA talks about sometimes...
- "The Future of Higher Education in America at the Milken Institute"

Described as:

William Bennett, Former U.S. Secretary of Education; Author, "Is College Worth It?"

Steven Knapp, President, The George Washington University

Daphne Koller, Co-Founder, Coursera Inc.

Patricia McWade, Dean of Student Financial Services, Georgetown University

Anthony Miller, Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Department of Education

John Nelson, Managing Director, Public Finance Group, Moody's Investors Service
Student debt surpassed the $1 trillion mark in 2012 and now is the second-largest category of household debt behind mortgages. Default rates exceed those of credit cards, and college tuition and fees have been rising even faster than health care costs. At the same time, employers are seeing a mismatch between their needs and the qualifications of those in the labor pool. This incongruity threatens to derail productivity and economic growth, raising serious questions about national competitiveness. Given this backdrop, how can the American higher education model fulfill the learning, affordability and job-preparation needs of students? What role can colleges and universities, online technology and government play in setting higher education on the best possible course?

'Davos 2014 - Higher Education - Investment or Waste?'
(Dirks was there- but not on this panel)

Described as
Open Forum: Higher Education - Investment or Waste?
Benjamin Franklin once said, "An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." Yet today, the US has a trillion dollar student loan bubble and the graduate unemployment rate has reached 14%. With over 285,000 university graduates working at minimum wage in the US, many students are faced with buyer's remorse. Is it time to reconsider whether a college degree is worth the investment?

- What is the impact of Massive Open Online Courses on traditional higher education?
- Will Generation Y youth be better or worse off than their parents? What are the implications?

Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris; World Economic Forum Foundation Board Member; Global Agenda Council on Water Security

Daphne Koller, Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer, Coursera, USA; Technology Pioneer; Global Agenda Council on the Future of Universities

Gianpiero Petriglieri, Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour, INSEAD, France; Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadershi

Sean C. Rush, President and Chief Executive Officer, JA Worldwide, USA; Global Agenda Council on Youth Unemployment

Zach Sims, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Codecademy, USA; Technology Pioneer

Moderated by
David Callaway, Editor-in-Chief, USA Today, USA
Dartmouth's series: "Leading Voices in Higher Education" here:

Described as:
Jeff Selingo, editor at large of The Chronicle of Higher Education, explores the college of the future -- how families will pay, what campuses will look like, and how students will learn and prove their value in the job market. February 19, 2013, Rockefeller Center at Dartmouth College
Flashback 2010 - 'Aspen Institute What is the Purpose of Higher Education in the 21st Century?'
Claude Steele was on the panel with Eduardo Padron, Kim Bottomly,Sidney Harmon, Elliot Gerson

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