|10:00 – 11:30 a.m.|| Panel I: Are the Feds a Threat to Accreditors and Colleges?
President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation
Andrew Kelly, Director, Center on Higher Education Reform, American Enterprise Institute
Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute
Moderator: Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed
|11:35 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|| Panel II: Quality Control and Nontraditional Higher Ed
Vance Fried, Riata Professor of Entrepreneurship, Oklahoma State University, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute
Sally Johnstone, Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Governors University
Jeff Martineau, Managing Partner, Higher Education Partners
Moderator: Eric Kelderman, Staff Reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education
American higher education is being swept by two potentially irresistible waves of change. The first is intense scrutiny of academia’s costs and benefits, driven by soaring prices, student debt, and the ensuing public anger. The second is the emergence of postsecondary models that threaten to replace traditional colleges and universities on a major scale. In this special forum, we’ll look at the threats to accreditors — and through them, schools — stemming from federal reactions to public unhappiness, and at ways to foster quality in the many postsecondary options coming our way.