Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Postsecondary Success

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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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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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September 21, 2017

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.

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