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Higher Ed Now

Higher Ed Now is a production of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. It is a podcast on issues and policy in America's higher education system.To learn more visit www.GoActa.org.

Dec 13, 2017

Theoretical physicist and international authority on nuclear fusion, Dr. Steven Cowley joins Higher Ed Now to discuss the crucial role of—the liberal arts! As the first scientist to serve as president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, Dr. Cowley makes the 21st century argument for the liberal arts by applying his...


Dec 7, 2017

What is higher education’s role in society? And how can trustees and policymakers ensure that future generations receive a quality education at an affordable price Barmak Nassirian, Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), joins Higher...


Nov 29, 2017

Why is college so expensive? This deceptively simple question troubles students, parents, and policymakers alike. Barring large changes to the educational landscape, what can trustees do lead their institutions to embrace technological innovations and financial reforms that will make college more affordable...


Nov 1, 2017

Financial pressures and technological innovations all contribute to an unpredictable higher education landscape, but these obstacles can also present opportunities to make a college degree more affordable and accessible. How can should trustees balance the bottom line while keeping their institutions true to...


Sep 13, 2017

Some say the humanities have lost their way. But there is hope for the future. Can developments in the digital humanities bring about a renaissance in the way higher education presents and understands art and culture? Former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, distinguished scholar of art history and...