Episode 29: High-quality education doesn’t have to mean small and selective

Michael and Jeff talk with Scott Pulsipher, president of Western Governors University, who discusses how high-quality education can be achieved at scale.


Episode 28: The Survival of Small Private Colleges

Simmons University President Helen Drinan talked to Michael and Jeff about where small private colleges fit in the higher ed landscape and explained how her university bucked the trend of small schools that have failed.

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.