2015 Predictions from the Higher Ed Press

Radio Higher Ed explores the impact of the new Congress on higher education policy with journalists specializing in federal and state policy

Individual Questions:
Reauthorization: challenges and top priorities for the new Congress (6:33)
The effect of the economy and looming presidential election on Congress’ ability to tackle HEA priorities? (4:35)
Key distinctions and potential policy shifts by the new HELP Committee (11:03)
The impact on HEA of broader federal policies including immigration reform. (4:20)
Progress on the President’s 2020 goals for degree attainment. How are we doing? (4:35)
Predictions on whether skills gap issues will be addressed in HEA. (4:29)
The impact of the Gainful Employment on for profit higher education. (7:04)
What the gainful employment rule says about quality assurance generally. (3:28)
Ideas on accreditation innovation and re-examining the TRIAD. (5:20)
Policy shifts for newly elected governors: new funding structures, STEAM disciplines and work with independent institutions (6:16)
Innovative models in state funding for higher education. (1:59)
The states and federal gridlock (:49)
Contributors offer advice for governors and the new Congress (4:08)

Podcast Intro and Exit music by Won (FLT RSK) / CC BY-NC 3.0 Produced in conjunction with the Average Guy Podcast Network

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