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Podcast: Community College Innovation

Marcia Ballinger, the president of Lorain County Community College in Ohio, speaks about the journey her college has taken to create more equitable outcomes for its students, which has included making changes to its culture and establishing thoughtful partnerships. 

Ballinger elaborates, “We moved from a cafeteria model where there were over 120 different choices down to guided pathways that provide for essentially nine meta-majors and very structured around that.” 

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.