Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

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March 19, 2018

Episode 15: Presidential Leadership in Challenging Times

From the 2018 American Council on Education (ACE) meeting, “Presidential Leadership in Challenging Times” explores current and emerging challenges. Guests Ted Mitchell, Margaret Spellings, and Ángel Cabrera discuss higher education issues, including demographic changes, demands for greater accountability, diminishing resources, and declining public support.

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February 27, 2018

Episode 14: Online’s Bottom Line

"Online’s Bottom Line" previews a forthcoming study from Arizona State University and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) on the return-on-investment for digital learning programs at 10 diverse institutions. (The study will be released in early April 2018.) Guests examine the promise of digital learning programs in increasing access, improving student success outcomes and affordability, and lowering operational costs, and discuss best practices in the field.

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January 24, 2018

Episode 13: Bridging K-12 & Higher Ed: The Gates Foundation View

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Bob Hughes, director of K-12 Education, and Dan Greenstein, director of Postsecondary Success, discuss efforts to scale innovative postsecondary policies and practices, a “refreshed” K-12 strategy, and bridging K-12 and higher ed.

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November 9, 2017

Episode 11: Provosts and Digital Pedagogy

From the 2017 Educause conference, Casey Green moderates a college provost panel discussion exploring digital learning and its impact on the college completion agenda. Guests include Charles Cook of Austin Community College, Laura Niesen de Abruna of York College of Pennsylvania, and Patricia Rogers of Winona State University.

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