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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.
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.
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.Relevant Links:NYU’s Firing of a Chemistry Professor Caused a Furor. Here’s What He Has to Say About It.
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.Follow Future U on Twitter • LinkedIn
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.Follow Future U on Twitter • LinkedIn
The pandemic accelerated experimentation across industries, including education. Jeff Selingo interviews co-host Michael Horn about his new book called From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child. The book provides educators with practical examples and roadmaps for change in K-12, many of which can also be applied to higher ed. This episode made possible with sponsorship from Ascendium Education Group and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Purchase From Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child 
It was bombshell news when the Big Ten announced this summer that UCLA and USC would be joining the conference in two years. Many think this latest edition of athletic conference realignment in higher ed has nothing to do with the wellbeing of students and it’s all about the money for their institutions. Reporter Matt Brown from The Athletic and Arizona State University sports historian Victoria Jackson break down why the conferences have so much power over the historical foundations of American higher education.This episode made possible with sponsorship from Ascendium Education Group and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Jeff and Michael discuss the current state of higher ed. The impact of economic conditions, a massive realignment of NCAA athletic conferences, the great resignation, and how to re-engage students in their learning after the last academic year are just some topics they'll investigate in Season 6. This episode made possible with sponsorship from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Ascendium Education Group.Relevant LinksFrom Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child Hardcover – July 13, 2022Is Biden’s student debt cancellation a moral hazard? | Higher Ed DiveBiden Just Forgave Some Student-Loan Debt. Now What?2022 CHLOE 7 Report | Quality MattersThe Financially Sustainable University: The Lost Decade | Bain & CompanyThe real reasons why “alarming” numbers of Americans are rejecting college
Final Report

Final Report

2022-06-2822:02

Tune in for the Season 5 finale of the Future U podcast, as hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn reflect on the challenges and changes in higher ed as the country emerges from the pandemic, the end of federal stimulus dollars, the podcast's 100th episode, and the Future U. campus tour. Listen to their predictions for the coming year, and get ready for a new season this fall, as the podcast hits the road again with a visit to Bowie State University.Relevant Links:Education Needs to Strengthen Its Approach to Monitoring Colleges' Arrangements with Online Program Managers | US GAOFrom Reopen to Reinvent: (Re)Creating School for Every Child Hardcover – July 13, 2022
On the campus of Georgia Tech, Future U. host Michael Horn and guest host Aimée Eubanks Davis talk with Georgia Tech's President Ángel Cabrera, Emory University's President Greg Fenves, and members of both communities on strengthening student wellbeing, the role of an urban campus, and the impact of research universities. President Ángel Cabrera, Georgia TechPresident Gregory L. Fenves, Emory UniversityDean Charles Isbell, College of Computing, Georgia TechJoyelle Harris, Faculty Director, Georgia TechEric Weeks, Director, Emory's Center for Faculty Development and ExcellenceRazan Fasheh-Roberts, Senior Director, Salesforce  
Presidencies of Firsts

Presidencies of Firsts

2022-05-3145:00

Two storied Jesuit institutions, the College of Holy Cross and Fordham Universities, have their first lay presidents. But Vincent Rougeau and Tania Tetlow are also both trained lawyers and each one respectively is the first Black president and first woman president to lead their institutions. Michael and Jeff welcome Vince and Tania to the podcast.Relevant Links:The future(s) of public higher education: How state universities can survive­–and thrive–in a new eraChoosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life by Michael B. Horn and Bob MoestaHearts Touched with Fire: How Great Leaders are Made by David GergenThe March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam by Barbara Tuchman
The second stop of the Future U campus tour took hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Chancellor Gene Block and a panel of guests from the UCLA community fielded questions about the impact of university size on access, a flexible student experience, and the future of the higher education workforce.With support from Salesforce.org. Learn more about the podcast at futureupodcast.com
Will the Kids be OK?

Will the Kids be OK?

2022-05-0331:47

Given all we hear about the pandemic, learning loss, and mental health issues in K-12, how will Covid-era kids fare as they leave high school behind, and what will the ripple effect be on colleges and universities over the next decade-plus?Relevant Links:The Stolen Year: How COVID Changed Children's Lives, and Where We Go Now , Anya KamentezFrom Reopen to ReinventRethinking Student Success Strategies for Engaging Learners in a Post-Pandemic Era by Jeff Selingo  
Michael and Jeff celebrate the 100th episode of the podcast, with its origin story, some themes that have emerged in five seasons, and lots of predictions from previous guests and our listeners.
In its fifth season, Future U took the show on the road and recorded on campus at Northeastern University. University President Joseph Aoun, faculty, staff, and students weighed on the future of higher ed, in a post-pandemic world.Relevant Links:The New U papers by Jeff SelingoWatch this event on YouTube
A perfect storm of economic factors are driving the narrative for mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships in higher education. John MacIntosh and Kasia Lundy, both advisors to colleges and universities, join Michael and Jeff to explain the landscape and what's next for the sector.Relevant Links:Unlocking the Power of Collaboration: How to Develop a Successful Collaborative Network in and around Higher EducationMergers, Acquisitions & Higher Ed: Mergers and acquisitions are common in the corporate world but not so much in higher ed. With so much talk about colleges going out of business as we come out of the pandemic, Jeff and Michael explore the idea of mergers and acquisitions with Jeff Senese, the president of Saint Leo University, which recently acquired a college thousands of miles away and wants to build a national network of Catholic colleges.
A View from the Top

A View from the Top

2022-03-0838:00

The Future U Podcast is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and by Salesforce.org. Follow Future U on Twitter • Facebook
Sean Gallagher, an author and expert on college credentials, joins Michael and Jeff to explain the rise in new kinds of credentials and what they mean for the value of the degree in the job market.The Future U Podcast is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and by Salesforce.org. Follow Future U on Twitter • Facebook
The Future U Podcast is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and by Salesforce.org. Follow Future U on Twitter • Facebook
The Future U Podcast is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Follow Future U on Twitter • Facebook
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