Podcast: Reversing Course on the Fall

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Higher education is now facing another fall of remote learning, just months after many colleges and universities had announced they’d be coming back to campus. FutureU podcast hosts Jeff Selingo and Michael B. Horn talk to the president and CFO at one of the first institutions that decided to reverse course on in-person classes: Dickinson College. They also catch up with the College Crisis Initiative at Davidson College.

Dickinson President Margee Ensign said health and safety were at the forefront of the college’s decision to reverse course. “It’s health and safety…,” she said, “you simply can’t operate safely in a pandemic if you can’t test and get quick turnaround times for students, faculty, staff, and community members.”

Jeff and Michael also discuss how higher education institutions interacted with state and local governments when making the final decision on in-person classes.
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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.