Episode 31: The college admissions scandal, a week later

After a college admissions scandal rocked the world of higher education, Michael interviews Jeff to learn how it happened and what it means for the future of athletics, standardized tests, and admissions.


Episode 30: Can a 100-year-old organization shape the next generation of higher ed?

The president of American Council on Education Ted Mitchell joins Michael and Jeff to discuss his organization’s role in a future where colleges and universities may not have a monopoly on producing content but can lead on quality assurance. Mitchell, a former college president and undersecretary of education in the Obama administration, also talked about the differences in being an advocate for the government vs. higher ed and how to restore public trust in colleges and universities.

Episode 27: The Eroding Partnership Between Higher Education and the Public

Holden Thorp and Buck Goldstein, authors of the book “Our Higher Calling: Rebuilding the Partnership Between America and Its Colleges and Universities,” talk to Michael and Jeff about the tenuous relationship between higher education and the public, especially the lack of clarity of what roles students, faculty, administrators and government officials should have in that relationship.