Learner-Centered Institutions: The Future of Higher Education

Presented by the New England Board of Higher Education

grads
October 26, 2015
In an era of profound transformation, what does it mean to be a learner-centered college or university?

Today’s learners grew up with the Internet, with on-demand and instant results delivered to a hand-held device. They increasingly judge colleges by return-on-investment. Many students are nontraditional: 40p percent are age 25 or older; 20 percent work full-time; 60 percent study at four-year public or private HEIs, while most of the rest attend community colleges or for-profit colleges. They are more ethnically diverse than earlier generations of students. Some are privileged and some are poor.

The New England Board of Higher Education hosted a one-day event with thought leaders including State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, Institute for Academic Leadership Director Lawrence G. Abele, Public Agenda Sr. Vice President of Higher Education and Workforce Development Alison Kadlec; CUNY University Dean for Student Success Initiatives Donna Linderman; Columbia University Community College Research Center Director Thomas Bailey; Complete College America Vice President of Strategy Julie Johnson; Inside Higher Ed co-founder Scott Jaschik and Big Picture Learning co-founder Dennis Littky for a compelling discussion.

Presented by the New England Board of Higher Education

grads
October 26, 2015
In an era of profound transformation, what does it mean to be a learner-centered college or university?

Today’s learners grew up with the Internet, with on-demand and instant results delivered to a hand-held device. They increasingly judge colleges by return-on-investment. Many students are nontraditional: 40p percent are age 25 or older; 20 percent work full-time; 60 percent study at four-year public or private HEIs, while most of the rest attend community colleges or for-profit colleges. They are more ethnically diverse than earlier generations of students. Some are privileged and some are poor.

The New England Board of Higher Education hosted a one-day event with thought leaders including State University of New York Chancellor Nancy Zimpher, Institute for Academic Leadership Director Lawrence G. Abele, Public Agenda Sr. Vice President of Higher Education and Workforce Development Alison Kadlec; CUNY University Dean for Student Success Initiatives Donna Linderman; Columbia University Community College Research Center Director Thomas Bailey; Complete College America Vice President of Strategy Julie Johnson; Inside Higher Ed co-founder Scott Jaschik and Big Picture Learning co-founder Dennis Littky for a compelling discussion.