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Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn discuss what’s next for higher ed and talk with the newsmakers you want to hear from most.

Future U Podcast Jeff Selingo, Michael Horn

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    • 4.8 • 107 Ratings

Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn discuss what’s next for higher ed and talk with the newsmakers you want to hear from most.

    What Students Think of Their College Experience

    What Students Think of Their College Experience

    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.

    • 42 min
    Leadership, Business and Athletics: Penn State University President Neeli Bendapudi

    Leadership, Business and Athletics: Penn State University President Neeli Bendapudi

    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.

    • 43 min
    Rethinking College Athletics

    Rethinking College Athletics

    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.

    • 39 min
    Headlines in Review: NYU Prof, ACT Scores, Senate vs. College Prez

    Headlines in Review: NYU Prof, ACT Scores, Senate vs. College Prez

    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.

    • 22 min
    Talk of Disruption from the Top: Temple University President Jason Wingard

    Talk of Disruption from the Top: Temple University President Jason Wingard

    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.

    • 56 min
    Immersed in the Latest Edtech Buzz

    Immersed in the Latest Edtech Buzz

    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.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
107 Ratings

107 Ratings

The Vampire Squid Chronicles ,

Great Podcast

Welcome back! Always enjoy the podcast while quite disenchanted with the ossified debacle that is Higher Ed in the US. Is an antiquated “4 year residential experience” really worth a roughly 300k pretax (or 600k+ post tax) “investment” per child? Are colleges public goods to serve the public interest or are they simply hedge fund arms of a select, few cadre of elite institutions? Are they places to train professional or Olympian athletes in lesser sports? We have gone far astray from the purpose of college as institutions of higher education affordable to all. Given few signs of innovation and cost controls, the future looks bleak.

S Paloma ,

Great resource for higher ed innovators!

I look forward to each episode. Jeff and Michael bring in leading thinkers and doers, and ask great questions. Love this podcast.

RKS1967 ,

My “Go To” resource for all things Higher Ed

Michael and Jeff have excellent knowledge, depth and reach in higher-Ed and is a must listen to resource for anyone interested in the future of education. They are particularly adept at identifying trends in Ed-Tech. Their pivot during Covid-19 has been highly useful. As a College of Charleston Foundation Board Treasurer, I find myself sharing almost every episode with my fellow board members and executive staff. The podcast informs us in particular about the issues and challenges of our supported organization vastly improving our ability to communicate and collaborate.

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