Rank #1: Episode 28: The Survival of Small Private Colleges
Simmons University President Helen Drinan talked to Michael and Jeff about where small private colleges fit in the higher ed landscape and explained how her university bucked the trend of small schools that have failed.https://archive.org/download/DrinanFullEp/Drinan%20full%20ep.mp3
Feb 05 2019
Rank #2: Episode 36: Credentials vs. Degrees: How much clout does each have?
Katie Lynch-Holmes, Principal Strategic Consultant at Ellucian sat down with Michael and Jeff to unpack the results of a recent study Ellucian conducted that explored how much value college students and hiring managers place on degrees relative to credentials.https://archive.org/download/EllucianFullEp/Ellucian%20full%20ep.mp3
Apr 23 2019
Rank #3: Episode 2: Demographic Destiny?
Carleton College economics professor Nathan Grawe, author of “Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education,” talks to Jeff and Michael about how higher ed leaders are dealing with the constantly changing demographics of college applicants.https://archive.org/download/Episode2_201803/Episode%202.mp3
Mar 06 2018
Rank #4: Episode 26: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on the Future of Higher Ed and Lifelong Learning
Gov. Kate Brown, D-Ore., joins Michael and guest co-host Paul Freedman and discusses some of the major issues facing higher education including access and affordability, the future of online learning and the growth of apprenticeships.https://archive.org/download/GovBrownFullEp_201901/GovbrownFullEp.mp3
Jan 08 2019
Rank #5: Episode 18: What Do People Think About Their College Experiences?
Gallup’s Brandon Busteed chats with Jeff and Michael about what Americans think about their colleges and about how relevant their higher ed experiences are to them now.https://archive.org/download/Episode18_20180617/Episode%2018.mp3
Jun 19 2018
Rank #6: Episode 17: The Future of Small Colleges
Pat McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University, talks to Jeff and Michael about what changes and innovations she’s implemented during her three decades in charge to keep Trinity competitive.https://archive.org/download/Episode17_201806/Episode%2017.mp3
Jun 12 2018
Rank #7: Episode 10: Is Innovation Cultural or Strategic?
Arizona State University President Michael Crow discusses the waves of innovation throughout the history of higher ed and how it impacts what’s next on campuses. Plus, he talks about what he’s reading right now.https://archive.org/download/Episode10_201804/Episode%2010.mp3
Apr 24 2018
Rank #8: Episode 35: The financial aid letters mess
Rachel Fishman, a financial aid policy expert at New America, sat down with Michael and Jeff to discuss her research into the transparency problems and inconsistencies with financial aid letters.https://archive.org/download/FishmanFullEp/Fishman%20full%20ep.mp3
Apr 16 2019
Rank #9: Episode 3: Higher Ed Trends
Goldie Blumenstyk, senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, chats with Jeff and Michael about the market for adult students and why they are so poorly served.https://archive.org/download/Episode3_201803/Episode%203.mp3
Mar 08 2018
Rank #10: Episode 16: Shifting Universities’ Mindsets Toward Innovation
Randy Bass, the Vice Provost for Education at Georgetown University, tells Jeff and Michael how his school has introduced structural changes to introduce innovation at an elite institution and offer its students more flexibility.
Jun 05 2018
Rank #11: Episode 6: Gordon Gee
West Virginia University President Gordon Gee joins Jeff and Michael. He reveals what he thinks is the number one issue facing colleges and universities and also previews his upcoming book on land-grant universities.https://archive.org/download/Episode6_20180326/Episode6a.mp3
Mar 27 2018
Rank #12: Episode 30: Can a 100-year-old organization shape the next generation of higher ed?
The president of American Council on Education Ted Mitchell joins Michael and Jeff to discuss his organization’s role in a future where colleges and universities may not have a monopoly on producing content but can lead on quality assurance. Mitchell, a former college president and undersecretary of education in the Obama administration, also talked about the differences in being an advocate for the government vs. higher ed and how to restore public trust in colleges and universities.https://archive.org/download/TedMitchellFullEp/Ted%20Mitchell%20full%20ep.mp3
Mar 05 2019
Rank #13: Episode 38: Future U Mailbag
May 21 2019
Rank #14: Episode 39: Welcome back!
Season 3 of Future U kicks off with Jeff and Michael catching up on what happened over the summer in higher ed as well as what’s new in their lives, including an update on their books.https://archive.org/download/season3debutfullep/Season%203%20debut%20Full%20Ep.mp3
Sep 10 2019
Rank #15: Episode 24: What the Harvard Admissions Case Means for Higher Education
The Atlantic’s Adam Harris joins Michael and Jeff to talk about the affirmative action lawsuit against Harvard and other stories making headlines in higher ed.https://archive.org/download/AdamHarrisFullEp/Adam%20Harris%20full%20ep.mp3
Dec 04 2018
Rank #16: Episode 15: Higher Ed’s Role in Shaping the U.S. Workforce
Lumina Foundation President and CEO Jamie Merisotis talks with Jeff and Michael about his organization’s goal to help higher ed institutions develop students to be better prepared to contribute to the future workforce.https://archive.org/download/Episode15_201805/Episode%2015.mp3
May 29 2018
Rank #17: Episode 7: Higher Ed Innovation
CUNY Professor Cathy Davidson chats with Jeff and Michael about her new book, “The New Education,” and discusses why she thinks innovation in higher education isn’t happening fast enough.https://archive.org/download/Episode7_201804/Episode%207.mp3
Apr 03 2018
Rank #18: Episode 4: Hot Topics, Joseph Aoun
This week, Jeff and Michael chat about some of the hot topics in higher education. Also, Northeastern University President Joseph Aoun sits down with Jeff to discuss how colleges and universities need to respond to better prepare students for the future of work.https://archive.org/download/Episode4_20180312/Episode%204.mp3
Mar 13 2018
Rank #19: Episode 9: Are There Unicorns in EdTech?
Deborah Quazzo, the Founder and Managing Partner, GSV Acceleration Fund and the Co-Founder of the annual ASU+GSV Summit joined Jeff and Michael at this week’s summit in San Diego to talk about the evolution of private capital in higher ed and how the future of education blends work and learning.https://archive.org/download/Episode9_201804/Episode9.mp3
Apr 17 2018
Rank #20: Episode 14: Tales from a Higher Ed Disruptor
Long-time higher ed entrepreneur Paul Freedman talks to Jeff and Michael about his newest venture, Entangled, and how he hopes to help solve the challenges facing colleges and universities.https://archive.org/download/Episode14_201805/Episode%2014.mp3
May 22 2018