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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.

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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.

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Very helpful as a parent of high schoolers

By Latzfam - Apr 16 2019
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As a parent I find all of Jeff and Michael’s information VERY VERY useful.

Great Content, Needs Better Delivery

By KDM047 - Apr 09 2019
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I want to give this podcast five stars, because Michael and Jeff have great guests and I appreciate the succinct length of each show. However, the amount of “ums” and “ahs” from the hosts is so distracting! It definitely impacts the delivery. Consider investing in a voice/speech coach to really take this show to the next level.

iTunes Ratings

69 Ratings
Average Ratings
63
5
1
0
0

Very helpful as a parent of high schoolers

By Latzfam - Apr 16 2019
Read more
As a parent I find all of Jeff and Michael’s information VERY VERY useful.

Great Content, Needs Better Delivery

By KDM047 - Apr 09 2019
Read more
I want to give this podcast five stars, because Michael and Jeff have great guests and I appreciate the succinct length of each show. However, the amount of “ums” and “ahs” from the hosts is so distracting! It definitely impacts the delivery. Consider investing in a voice/speech coach to really take this show to the next level.

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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.

Rank #1: Episode 28: The Survival of Small Private Colleges

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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

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Rank #2: Episode 36: Credentials vs. Degrees: How much clout does each have?

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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

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Rank #3: Episode 2: Demographic Destiny?

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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

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Rank #4: Episode 26: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on the Future of Higher Ed and Lifelong Learning

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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

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Rank #5: Episode 18: What Do People Think About Their College Experiences?

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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

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Rank #6: Episode 17: The Future of Small Colleges

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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

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Rank #7: Episode 10: Is Innovation Cultural or Strategic?

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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

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Rank #8: Episode 35: The financial aid letters mess

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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

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Rank #9: Episode 3: Higher Ed Trends

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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

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Rank #10: Episode 16: Shifting Universities’ Mindsets Toward Innovation

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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.
https://archive.org/download/Episode16_20180605/Episode%2016.mp3

Jun 05 2018

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Rank #11: Episode 6: Gordon Gee

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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

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Rank #12: Episode 30: Can a 100-year-old organization shape the next generation of higher ed?

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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

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Rank #13: Episode 38: Future U Mailbag

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Michael and Jeff wrap up Season 2 of Future U by answering some of our listener questions.

https://archive.org/download/FutureUMailbag/Last%20Ep%20Full%20ep.mp3

May 21 2019

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Rank #14: Episode 39: Welcome back!

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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

Questions? Comments? Connect with us on Twitter or Facebook, or email FutureUpodcast at gmail dot com.

Sep 10 2019

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Rank #15: Episode 24: What the Harvard Admissions Case Means for Higher Education

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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

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Rank #16: Episode 15: Higher Ed’s Role in Shaping the U.S. Workforce

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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

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Rank #17: Episode 7: Higher Ed Innovation

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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

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Rank #18: Episode 4: Hot Topics, Joseph Aoun

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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

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Rank #19: Episode 9: Are There Unicorns in EdTech?

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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

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Rank #20: Episode 14: Tales from a Higher Ed Disruptor

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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

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