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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 • 95 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's Behind Enrollment Declines at Community Colleges?

    What's Behind Enrollment Declines at Community Colleges?

    Michael Baston, president of Rockland Community College, joins Jeff and Michael to talk about the precipitous decline in enrollments in community colleges since COVID-19 and to reflect on what it will take to boost student outcomes at community colleges.

    • 33 min
    Perceptions of Higher Ed One Year Into the Pandemic

    Perceptions of Higher Ed One Year Into the Pandemic

    Tamara Hiler joins us to talk through the opinions of higher education institutions and policy by students and the public, and Jeff and Michael reflect on key issues one year into the pandemic response.

    • 35 min
    The Secretaries of Education

    The Secretaries of Education

    Former Secretaries of Education Margaret Spellings and John King join Jeff and Michael to discuss their views about the new administration in Washington, DC and what they hope is on the horizon for higher ed policy. High on their list? A return to normalcy and support for the neediest students.

    • 32 min
    The Post-Pandemic University

    The Post-Pandemic University

    With daily signs of momentum in the effort to vaccinate U.S. adults, college leaders are beginning to plan for a new normal in higher ed after the pandemic. The president of Georgia State University, which has been a leader in the student success movement, joins Future U to talk about what institutions need to do to improve the student experience in the decade ahead.

    • 37 min
    What’s Ahead for Congress

    What’s Ahead for Congress

    Colleges have received more than $36 billion from federal stimulus bills over the last year. Two former Hill staffers representing both sides of the aisle, Alison Griffin and Julie Peller, discuss how higher ed legislation really moves on Capitol Hill and what Congress should be tackling next.

    • 35 min
    Good Jobs in Bad Times

    Good Jobs in Bad Times

    The pandemic has dramatically changed the outlook for new college graduates. Matt Sigelman, CEO of Burning Glass Technologies, a labor-market analytics firm, discusses what higher ed can do to help students prepare for life after college, including the academic programs to put in place.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

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.

Collegiate Empowerment ,

A Must Listen For Future Focused HigherEd Pros!

If you’re a College President, Trustee, University Exec, and/or a Future Focused Higher Ed Professional, this show is for you!

Turn down the noise and tune into the wisdom of these two seasoned, yet ambitious Higher Ed thought leaders.

Both Micheal & Jeff have “been there and done that”, yet bring a fresh & innovative Gen X lens to the tough challenges facing Us in Higher Ed today. As the dawn of American Higher Ed transitions into the sunrise of 21st century, Higher Ed leaders will be both wise and grateful for this show and the Great Work being done here.

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