IDEAS: The Fairfield 2020 Lecture Series Announced
ALL STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF ARE INVITED!
Thought-provoking perspectives will be shared with the Fairfield University community from some of today’s leading voices in higher education regarding the challenges and opportunities facing universities in the 21st century.
All lectures are free.
Author of: College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What it Means for Students
Wed., March 19, 2014, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Oak Room, Barone Campus Center
In his book, College (Un)Bound, Jeff explores the college of tomorrow – how families will pay, what campuses will look like, how students will learn, and what skills will lead to success in the job market. He is an author, columnist, and speaker who has spent his journalism career covering colleges and universities worldwide. Jeff is a contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and professor of practice at Arizona State University. Jeff’s work focuses on the innovative practices of colleges and universities and what they might mean for students in the future.
ROBERT ARCHIBALD & DAVID FELDMAN
Co-authors of: Why Does College Cost So Much?
Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Oak Room, Barone Campus Center
Much of what is written about colleges and universities ties rapidly rising tuition to dysfunctional behavior in the academy. Common targets of dysfunction include prestige games among universities, gold plated amenities, and bloated administration. The authors have a different view and explain rising college costs and place the higher education industry firmly within the larger economic history of the United States. Educators at the College of William and Mary, Robert B. Archibald, PhD, is chancellor professor of economics, and David H. Feldman, PhD, is a professor of economics and department chair.
GUEST SPEAKER: CAROL ASLANIAN; EDUCATION DYNAMICS
Topic: Education Dynamics: Graduate and Part-time Education in the 21st Century
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Oak Room, Barone Campus Center
Carol enjoys a stellar reputation as an authority on adult higher education known as the “post-traditional” sector that includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education. She has been an invaluable asset in creating market studies and institutional audits for colleges, and developing partnerships between colleges and employers on program and delivery trends for this growing segment of students in higher education. Carol served as director of the Office of Adult Learning Services at the College Board for more than 20 years, and also helped the Board enhance its services to public, private four-year institutions, and community colleges.