Episode 32 - “A Crisis Is A Terrible Thing To Waste” - The Future Of Higher Education with NYU professor, author, and podcaster Scott Galloway.

Education and COVID: Will schools return to in-classroom teaching in the Fall? Scott Galloway, Professor of Marketing at the New York University Stern School of Business discusses what parents, educators, students, and administrators are trying to figure out: what’s going to happen with colleges this Fall?  Will classes be on campus, online, or be offered as some kind of hybrid experience?

Parents, educators, students, and administrators are trying to figure out what’s going to happen with colleges this fall.  Will classes be on campus, online, or be offered as some kind of hybrid experience?

Professor Scott Galloway has addressed these questions on CNN, Twitter, in his No Mercy No Malice newsletter and now he sits with the Meet Me in the Middle panel to discuss the best practices for the future of higher education.

 

Timestamps:

2:00 - Scott Galloway worries that schools are placing their financial future of community safety.

3:30 - Pepperdine Professor Ed Larson discusses the merits (and failures) of online learning.

6:00 - The panel wonders how 30,000+ students arriving on campus can be expected to socially distance themselves when the point of college is having new experiences and density.

7:00 - “The virus didn’t get the memo around our campus protocols.” It doesn’t care about campus rules.

7:30 - Tier-two universities without endowments could suffer the same fate as ‘brick and mortar’ retailers because they are unprepared to utilize online methods.

9:45 - Colleges have become little more than luxury brands.  Are academics deluding themselves by not addressing runaway college inflation?

15:30 - How are colleges spending their money?

17:30 - 74% of students state they don’t like online education.

19:30 - Discussing how to lower student debt. 

21:30 - The opportunity to efficiently expand versus the prospect of a thousand colleges closing. 

24:00 - The panel offers advice on how to lower costs, expand programs and thrive post COVID.

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Hosted by: Bill Curtis, Ed Larson & Jane Albrecht

Guest: Scott Galloway, NYU Professor and author

Producer: Mike Thomas

Sound Engineering by: Michael Kennedy

Theme Music by: Celleste & Eric Dick

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