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October 24, 2017

Episode 10: High Impact Higher Ed

This episode of To a Degree explores why some institutions have more success than others in helping students from low-income backgrounds move up the socioeconomic ladder. Guests include John Friedman of Brown University, Shirley Reed of South Texas College, William Covino of California State University - Los Angeles, Kevin Carey of New America, and Mark Schneider of the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

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May 16, 2017

Episode 3: Voices from ASU + GSV

From the ASU + GSV Summit, this special edition of To A Degree explores advances in innovation, equity, and excellence with GSV Managing Partner Deborah Quazzo, Arizona State University President Michael Crow, Valencia College President Sandy Shugart, Lumen Learning CEO Kim Thanos, and Deputy Director Postsecondary Success at the Gates Foundation Heather Hiles.

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April 27, 2017

Episode 2: Leading Innovation

To A Degree explores the importance and role of institutional leadership in fostering innovation for equity and student success. Best-selling author Jeff Selingo discusses his research on presidential leadership, Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon and Sinclair College President Steve Johnson describe strategies for creating a culture of innovation, and Rick Legon, President of AGB, explains the role of Governing Boards in supporting innovation.

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