American Higher Education in 2040
Lecture | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Arthur Levine, Arthur Levine, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
This talk will focus on the future of American Education. The United States is undergoing a transition from a national, analog, industrial economy to a global, digital, knowledge economy. All of our social institutions, including higher education, were created for the former and change will be required to fit the latter. There is currently a heated debate on how much change will be necessary with highly regarded experts arguing that higher education will meet the challenge as it has in the past by adaptation and reform or alternately that the current model of higher education is outdated and will be transformed through a process of disruption and replacement. A plausible case can be made for either position.