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Higher Education is at a crossroads. It is at the heart of innovation, yet there are many questions surrounding enrollment and equity, student success, the future of training, and the future of the workforce. The cost and value of a degree is in question around the world. Global education and its future is front and center. In the FutureX Podcast: Changemakers series, we'll be exploring these questions with host, Hector H. Lopez; chief moderator, Matt Alex; and other prominent leaders in Higher Ed.

Higher Education is at a crossroads. It is at the heart of innovation, yet there are many questions surrounding enrollment and equity, student success, the future of training, and the future of the workforce. The cost and value of a degree is in question around the world. Global education and its future is front and center. In the FutureX Podcast: Changemakers series, we'll be exploring these questions with host, Hector H. Lopez; chief moderator, Matt Alex; and other prominent leaders in Higher Ed.

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Higher Education is at a crossroads. It is at the heart of innovation, yet there are many questions surrounding enrollment and equity, student success, the future of training, and the future of the workforce. The cost and value of a degree is in question around the world. Global education and its future is front and center. In the FutureX Podcast: Changemakers series, we'll be exploring these questions with host, Hector H. Lopez; chief moderator, Matt Alex; and other prominent leaders in Higher Ed.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 13 | Chancellor Steven Gonzalez on Invention and Necessity

10/26/2021
Chancellor Gonzalez (1/4) Necessity is the mother of invention. When resources are limited, schools like Maricopa County Community College have started to look elsewhere for not only funding. But this was not only a financial necessity, it was also an opportunity for the school to partner with industries that could set their students up for success after graduation. Listen in as Chancellor Steven Gonzalez talks about this new approach. -- In January of 2020, Dr. Steven Gonzalez assumed...

Duration:00:17:56

Ep 12 | Chancellor Ben Nelson on Courage to Face the Fear

10/19/2021
Doing something different takes unconventional thinking and bold ideas. But how do these qualities meld with the ideas of courage and confidence? Those who believe they can get by on courage alone may be misleading themselves in that they know they’re not taking the right path. This can translate into students who go through college, and complete their courses to the best of their abilities, but still feel lost while entering the workforce. In this episode of the Changemakers series,...

Duration:00:23:04

Ep 11 | President Santa Ono on the Future of Global Education

10/15/2021
President Santa Ono (4/4) As the prices of tuition in domestic universities rise, many face the challenge of being priced out of higher education. But there may be hope beyond their country’s borders. The emerging student — specifically international students — may begin looking very different than just another affluent student seeking to learn abroad. In this episode of the Changemaker series, President Santa Ono of the University of British Columbia discusses how emerging international...

Duration:00:12:37

Changemakers 10: Chancellor Ben Nelson on Educational Arc to Serve Global Society

10/12/2021
Chancellor Ben Nelson (1/4) If the goal of Higher Ed is to prepare its students to make a positive global impact, we cannot do so by cutting off our universities from the rest of the world. In this episode of the Changemakers series, Chancellor Ben Nelson of Minerva University discusses the importance of inclusivity and diversity in higher education. -- Chancellor Ben Nelson is the founder of Minerva with a passion to reinvent higher education. Prior to Minerva, Nelson spent more than 10...

Duration:00:15:04

Changemakers 09: President Mark Lombardi on Courage

10/8/2021
President Mark Lombardi (4/4) Is your organization more afraid of success than it is of failure? Executing on innovation in higher education requires finesse, knowledge, and intense drive. But above all, it demands courage. In this episode of the Changemakers series, President Mark Lombardi of Maryville University concludes his guest appearance with a discussion around the courage to fail and the importance of creating a safe environment in which to do so. He also talks about how finding...

Duration:00:10:53

Changemakers 08: Chancellor Ben Nelson on the Higher Ed Manifesto

10/5/2021
Chancellor Nelson (2/4) In this episode of the Changemakers series, Chancellor of Minerva University, Ben Nelson, discusses the university's manifesto and how it directly relates to the value of the education they provide to not only their students but also to the people those students will eventually lead and serve. Minerva's manifesto is made up of four core values: critical wisdom, amplified potential, meaningful creation, and purposeful integrity. -- Chancellor Ben Nelson is the...

Duration:00:16:37

Changemakers 07: President Santa Ono on the Cost and Value of a Degree

10/1/2021
President Santa Ono (3/4) The value of a traditional college degree has come heavily under fire. It is a raging debate, not only in America but around the world. Affordability is at the center of this discussion as enrollment declines and alternative credentialing models emerge. This all raises the question: What is the value of a degree? According to President Santa Ono of the University of British Columbia, there is much value, though it is mostly in the things not related to classes....

Duration:00:15:06

Changemakers 06: Chancellor Ben Nelson on Application of Wisdom

9/28/2021
Chancellor Ben Nelson (1/4) How much has your education really taught you? When a student’s education, and their degree earned thereafter, is more aesthetic than applicatory to the jobs they will enter into, the negative implications go far beyond just the individual. Society suffers from the uneducated, or rather the miseducated. The systems in place must change. That’s where Minerva University comes in. In this episode of the FutureX Changemakers series the Founder and Chancellor of...

Duration:00:13:01

Changemakers 05: President Mark Lombardi on Faculty and Consensus

9/24/2021
President Mark Lombardi (3/4) Faculty consensus is about focusing on the end goal, not the problems that may arise. It is about empowering faculty to shape the process and deliver. When you do that, people are no longer wary of innovation—they’re excited for it. In episode 5 of the Changemaker series, listen as President Mark Lombardi of Maryville University speaks about how he implemented a 1-to-1 iPad plan ahead of schedule by engaging and empowering the faculty with the resources they...

Duration:00:12:39

Changemakers 04: President Santa Ono on Future of Work

9/21/2021
President Santa Ono (2/4) Institutions that put themselves on an island where they are isolated from government and industry cannot survive. Collaboration and cooperation is the key to a more valuable education for both students and the companies they work for. So, how do higher education institutions align with the demands of the workforce? In this episode of the Changemakers series, we’re back with President Ono of the University of British Columbia. His answer to this question:...

Duration:00:20:24

Changemakers 03: President Mark Lombardi on Pivoting to a Modern Education Model

9/17/2021
President Mark Lombardi (2/4) Ivy League fans beware—this episode is not for you. The high tuition rates, selectivity, and exclusivity of Ivy League schools and other "brand name" institutions are inherently elitist, leading to the exclusion of students from underserved and underrepresented communities. These traditional values are irrelevant to the quality of education and only contribute to the continuation of classism, racism, and sexism in Higher Ed. In this episode of Changemakers,...

Duration:00:24:14

Changemakers 02: President Mark Lombardi on the Past & Future of Higher Ed

9/14/2021
President Mark Lombardi (1/4) President Mark Lombardi of Maryville University asks some disruptive questions in this episode of Changemakers. He talks about the dangers of consensus-driven change and warns institutions driven by tradition that they may not survive in the 21st century if they refuse to adapt. -- Dr. Mark Lombardi has served as president of Maryville University since 2007. In that time, Maryville has achieved unprecedented growth and earned national distinction for leading...

Duration:00:15:54

Changemakers 01: President Santa Ono on Innovation for Global Change

9/10/2021
President Santa Ono (1/4) In the first-ever episode of the FutureX Changemakers series, President Santa Ono of the University of British Columbia talks about the importance of truth and reconciliation when it comes to the injustices endured by indigenous people during colonization, not only in Canada and the US but also across the world. Located on Musqueam land, the campus does what it can to honor that history with an indigenous strategic plan and courses centered around indigenous people...

Duration:00:16:31

Changemakers | Series Trailer

9/9/2021

Duration:00:01:47

Michael Russell on: The Future of Technology & Work in Higher Education

4/2/2021
Michael Russell, President of Higher Ed User Group and CIO at Virginia Community College System joins us for an visionary conversation about the future of campus technology, the future of work on campus, and the future of community in higher education.

Duration:00:24:29

Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc on: The Future of Work & Learning

10/9/2020
These are just a few of the discussion points in this episode as Joe gets a refreshing perspective from one of the most innovative leaders in higher education, Dr. Paul J. LeBlanc, President of Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). You will leave this episode inspired, intrigued, and optimistic about the future.

Duration:00:32:40

Dr. Rufus Glasper on: Innovation in Community Colleges

9/15/2020
These are just a few of the questions we cover in this segment with the CEO of The League For Innovation In The Community College Dr. Rufus Glasper. Dr. Glasper also shares insight into what questions we need to be asking about our "innovation readiness" and culture within the campus staff.

Duration:00:24:31