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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 on the essential elements of its mission and vision by fostering community during the Covid-19 pandemic, when all contact is virtual.

“So how do we help our students, especially our very, very achievement-oriented, talented students manage a world where much is out of their control and they’re going to need to live in the gray maybe in a way that they are not accustomed to? And I think that is an important skill, an important capacity that we want to develop in our young people,” Quillen says.

Listen to the podcast here.

This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.