The ‘Kids’ Aren't Alright: Reinventing Higher Ed

Mar 9, 2021

12:30pm – 1:00pm CT

For too long, we’ve romanticized the ‘Hollywood’ version of college. But the campus-based experience is a reality for just 13% of today’s college students. The majority of today’s students work while in school, half are financially dependent, and a quarter are parents. Traditional higher ed isn’t designed to serve these students and it shows: low graduation rates, high levels of debt, and poor outcomes. Higher ed's most innovative thinkers are calling for a new era in higher education.

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Marni Baker Stein

Western Governors University

Goldie Blumenstyk

Chronicle of Higher Education

Julie Peller

Higher Learning Advocates

Michelle Weise

National University System