From the ASU+GSV Summit, this special edition of To A Degree explores the challenge of getting all students to graduation. Guests include Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College; Susana Rivera-Mills, vice provost and dean at Oregon State University; Joel Hartman, vice president and CIO at the University of Central Florida; and Eric Frank, CEO of Acrobatiq.
Segment 1: Michael J. Sorrell
Michael J. Sorrell makes the case that higher education was not designed for today’s students and describes the changes he is making at Paul Quinn College to help all students succeed.
Paul Quinn College
Segment 2: Susana Rivera-Mills
Susana Rivera-Mills discusses Oregon State University’s adaptive learning initiative, its impact on different student populations, the importance of engaging faculty, and what is working and what could be better.
Oregon State University
Segment 3: Joel Hartman
Joel Hartman describes why the University of Central Florida is one of the nation’s most innovative colleges, and how digital learning and scaling have enabled it to serve the changing population in Orlando.
University of Central Florida
Segment 4: Eric Frank
Eric Frank discusses the potential of adaptive learning to transform the undergraduate experience and improve college completion, the reality of adaptive learning today and what will emerge in the future.
Michael J. Sorrell is the 34th president of Paul Quinn College in Austin, Texas. Under his leadership, the school has become one of the most innovative small colleges in America and a model for urban higher education.
Susana Rivera-Mills serves as vice provost and dean of undergraduate studies at Oregon State University, where she develops mentoring programs, community partnerships and student success strategies.
As vice president for information technologies and resources at the University of Central Florida, Joel L. Hartman is responsible for the library, computing, telecommunications, media services, and distributed learning.
Eric Frank is chief executive officer of Acrobatiq, which offers evidence-based personalized learning solutions. He previously worked in executive roles at Cengage and Pearson, and was co-founder and president of Flat World Knowledge.
Casey Green, the moderator and co-producer of To A Degree, is the founding director of The Campus Computing Project, the largest continuing study of eLearning and information technology in American higher education. Check out his blog, Digital Tweed, and follow him on Twitter at @DigitalTweed.