Higher education has been called the least
innovative sector of the American economy. But that may be changing. Some
colleges and universities are finding inventive ways of providing more students
of modest means with quality degrees at affordable prices. Driving these
improvements are administrators, faculty members, researchers, nonprofit
advocates, and for-profit entrepreneurs with fresh ideas, a willingness to push against institutional resistance, and virtually no
profile among the broader public. But with voters increasingly angry at
rising tuition and growing inequality of opportunity, conditions
are becoming ripe for the innovators to take charge.
Please join New America and the Washington Monthly for a panel discussion with some of the most innovative people in higher education, as featured in the Washington Monthly’s newly-released 2016 College Guide and Rankings.
Join the conversation online using #WaMoCollegeGuide and following @NewAmericaEd and @Washmonthly.
Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Georgia Institute of Technology
Executive Director, University Innovation Alliance
Director for Higher Education, Education Policy program, New America
Jamie P. Merisotis
President and CEO, Lumina Foundation
Editor in Chief, Washington Monthly