Federal Policy, the Election, and the Changing Ivory Tower

Policy Forum
November 5, 2014
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Hayek Auditorium
Featuring John Ebersole, President, Excelsior College; Barmak Nassirian, Director, Federal Relations and Policy Analysis, American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Peter Smith, Senior Vice President, Academic Strategy, Kaplan Higher Education Group; and Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Amy Laitinen, Deputy Director, Education Policy Program, New America Foundation.

The Ivory Tower is changing. People want to acquire new skills more often, get degrees later in life, and do so on schedules convenient to their packed lives. In response, new options are popping up all over, including online classes, for-profit institutions, and competency-based programs. How should federal policy deal with this fast-changing landscape? And what do the midterm election results, due the night before the forum, bode for federal policy? Please join us to discuss these big questions.