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Episode 14

Online’s Bottom Line

"Online’s Bottom Line" previews a study, now released, from Arizona State University and the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) on the return-on-investment for digital learning programs at six diverse institutions. 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.

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.

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.

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).

Episode 9

Right From The Start

This episode of To A Degree explores strategies for improving the first year college experience. Guests include John Gardner, a founder of the first year reform movement; Sue Henderson, president of New Jersey City University; and Richard Sluder, vice provost of Middle Tennessee State University. Henderson and Sluder represent institutions that are members of AASCU’s Reimagining the Freshman Year.

Episode 7

Voices from ASU+GSV – Solutions for Student Success

From the ASU+GSV Summit, this special edition of To A Degree explores solutions for student success with Michele Johnson, chancellor & CEO of Pierce College District; Rick Miranda, provost and executive vice president at Colorado State University; Ellen Wagner, vice president of research at Hobsons; and Gates Bryant, partner at Tyton Partners.

Episode 6

Voices from ASU: Getting to Graduation

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.

Episode 5

Voices from ASU+GSV – Expanding Opportunity

From the ASU+GSV Summit, this special edition of To A Degree explores expanding opportunity in higher education. Guests include Eloy Ortiz Oakley, chancellor of the California Community Colleges; Phil Regier, university dean for educational initiatives and CEO of EdPlus at Arizona State University; Carolynn Campbell Reed, associate professor of mathematics and department chair at Austin Community College; and Matt Pittinsky, CEO of Parchment.

Episode 4

Voices from ASU+GSV – Digital Innovation

From the ASU + GSV Summit, this edition of To A Degree explores innovation, equity, and excellence in higher education with Javier Miyares, president of the University of Maryland University College, Ann Kirschner, University Professor at The City University of New York, Dror Ben-Naim, founder and CEO of Smart Sparrow, a learning analytics company, and Michael Moe, Chairman and CEO of GSV Capital and GSV Asset Management.

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.