Future U

Podcasts on the Future of Higher Education

Podcast: The Three Digital Waves of Higher Ed in a Pandemic

Fernando Bleichmar, general manager of higher education and skills at Cengage, discusses a…

Podcast: The Coming Enrollment Crunch

Pete Fritz, a Senior Manager at Deloitte in its Higher Education practice, talks…

Podcast: Leading a Liberal Arts College During the Pandemic

Carol Quillen, president of Davidson College, talks about how the private North Carolina college  is focusing…

Podcast: Staying Financially Viable During the Coronavirus Crisis

Scott Friedman and Tim Hurley, principals at Deloitte, discuss the fiscal challenges facing…

Podcast: On the Frontlines of the Coronavirus Crisis

Mike Armini, the co-chair of Northeastern University’s Covid-19 task force, talks with the FutureU hosts…

Podcast: The High Wire Act of Selective College Admissions

On this week’s podcast, Jeff Selingo and guest co-host Karen Fischer interview Angel B.

Podcast: The Quick Pivot to Remote Education

Dr. Laurie Bernotsky, provost of West Chester University, and Christine Hafer, a professor…

Managing Campuses During the Coronavirus Outbreak

With college campuses shutting down across the country, FutureU hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael B.

Podcast: The Opportunities for Small Colleges

Mary Marcy, the president of Dominican University of California discusses her new book The Small…

Podcast: Reporters’ Roundtable on Higher Education

Reporters Goldie Blumenstyk of the Chronicle of Higher Education, Open Campus’s Sara Hebel,…

Podcast: A State Leader’s Vision for Higher Ed

Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana’s Commissioner of Higher Education, discusses the state’s higher education…

Podcast: Transparency and Projected College Closings

The two founders of Edmit, Sabrina Manville and Nick Ducoff, discuss their projections of…

Podcast: What’s Ahead for Higher Ed in 2020?

Podcast hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn reflect on the major higher education…

Podcast: Community College Innovation

Marcia Ballinger, the president of Lorain County Community College in Ohio, speaks about…

Podcast: The Real Story of Student Success

The chancellor of the Dallas County (Texas) Community College District, Joe May, discusses…

Podcast: Game of Loans

Beth Acres, a senior associate at the Manhattan Institute focusing on the economics…

Podcast: A Governor Goes to College

Mitch Daniels, the former governor of Indiana and current president of Purdue University…

Podcast: Choosing College

FutureU features Bob Moesta, who is the co-author of Choosing College…

Podcast: A New Season of FutureU

In the first episode of the 2019-2020 school year, Jeff Selingo and Michael…

Podcast: Future U Mailbag

In the final episode of the second season of Future U, Jeff Selingo…

Podcast: Will MOOCs Transform Higher Ed After All?

Massive open online courses for learners, otherwise known as MOOCs, were billed as…

Podcast: Credentials vs. Degrees: How Much Clout?

Katie Lynch-Holmes, Principal Strategic Consultant at Ellucian, an education technology solutions provider, discusses…

Podcast: The Financial Aid Letters Mess

Since it is spring, the time college admissions offers are released, Rachel Fishman shares her…

Podcast: How Much Does the SAT Matter?

Joshua Goodman, an associate professor of public policy at Harvard University, discusses his…

Podcast: Guard Rails, Government and Higher Ed

Ted Mitchell, the President of American Council on Education, talks about what is…

Podcast: Delivering Competency-Based Learning Online

Scott Pulsipher, the President of Western Governors University (WGU), which has advanced online competency based…

Podcast: The Survival of Small Private Colleges

Helen Drinan, the current and eighth President at Simmons University, discusses small private…

Podcast: The Eroding Partnership Between Higher Ed and the Public

Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein, who wrote Our Higher Calling: Rebuilding the…

Podcast: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on the Future of Higher Ed

Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown explains various Higher Ed policies in Oregon, including those…

Podcast: Universities Wade Into Bootcamp Territory

Dan Sommer, CEO of Trilogy Education Services, speaks about the growing role of…

Podcast: What the Harvard Admissions Case Means for Higher Education

Adam Harris, an education writer at The Atlantic, dives into his recent work surrounding…

Podcast: The Robots Are Coming

Michelle Weise, chief innovation officer and senior vice president of workforce strategies at…

Podcast: What Student Loan Default Rates Really Mean

Jason Delisle, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, talks with the…

Podcast: The Future of Work and What It Means for Higher Ed

Susan Lund, McKinsey Global Institute partner, speaks about sources of new demand for…

Podcast: Online Education and the University

Chip Paucek, the 2U CEO and Co-Founder, discusses the 2U education model, the…

Podcast: Season II of Future U

In the first podcast after the new school year, Jeff Selingo and…

Podcast: Higher Ed’s Role in Shaping the U.S. Workforce

Lumina Foundation President and CEO Jamie Merisotis talks about his organization’s goal to help higher…

Podcast: Higher Ed Trends for Adult Learners

Goldie Blumenstyk, a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, discusses higher…

Podcast: Lifelong Learning and Higher Ed

Joseph Aoun, President of Northeastern University, talks about lifelong learning and its’ relationship…

Podcast: Demographics & Demand for Higher Education

Nathan Grawe, an economics professor at Carleton College and author of “Demographics and…

Podcast: Big Changes for For-Profit Colleges

Doug Lederman, Editor of Inside Higher Ed, discusses federal issues around accreditation, quality…

Podcast: The Impact Of Helicopter Parenting

Laura Hamilton, associate sociology professor at the University of California at Merced and…

Podcast: Public Universities in the 21st Century

Gordon Gee, the President of West Virginia University, speaks about the future of…

Podcast: Is Innovation Cultural or Strategic?

Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University (ASU), discusses the evolution of innovation…

Podcast: Are There Unicorns in EdTech?

Deborah Quazzo is the Founder and Managing Partner of the GSV Acceleration Fund…

Podcast: Innovation in Continuing Education

Hunt Lambert, the dean of Harvard’s Division of Continuing Education and University Extension,…

Podcast: The Future of Small Colleges

Pat McGuire, president of Trinity Washington University, discusses the changes and innovations she’s implemented during her…

Podcast: What Do People Think of Their College Experience?

Gallup’s Brandon Busteed describes what Americans think about their colleges and about how relevant their higher…

Podcast: University Mindsets Toward Education

Randy Bass, the Vice Provost for Education at Georgetown University, describes how his school has introduced structural…

Podcast: Welcome to Future U

Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn introduce themselves and explain the premise for Future…