Episode 33 - Should Colleges Open In 2020? - The President's View

Colleges and universities are under enormous pressure to at least partially open their campuses in the fall of 2020. Presidents David Leebron (Rice University) and E. Gordon Gee (West Virginia University) join hosts Bill Curtis, Ed Larson, and Jane Albrecht to discuss school openings, online education, and whether institutions can survive in  a post-COVID environment.

Presidents David Leebron (President, Rice University) and E. Gordon Gee (President, West Virginia University) state their cases for partially opening their campuses for the 2020 fall semester.  Colleges and universities are under enormous pressure to at least partially open their campuses in the fall of 2020. Presidents David Leebron and Gordon Gee join hosts Bill Curtis, Ed Larson, and Jane Albrecht to discuss school openings, online education, and whether institutions can survive in a post-COVID environment.

TIMESTAMPS:

3:15 - West Virginia University President E. Gordon Gee states why he believes his school should open - at least partially - in the fall of 2020


4:30 - Rice University President David Leebron states the importance of social interaction on campus. 


6:30 - Co-host and Pepperdine professor Ed Larson describes his experience with online learning.
 

8:45 - Online learning is not new to many universities.
 

11:00 - The challenge of managing students in dorms and in the local community.13:15 - Problems surrounding faculty and staff concerns
 

14:15 - Preparing and adapting for quarantine at school and in the community
 

16:20 - How has the Coronavirus affected the financial outlook of colleges and universities.
 

19:00 - Discussion and description of endowments at schools
 

21:15 - Potential impact of tuition loss
 

24:00 - Discussing the value of institutions of higher education

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Hosted by: Bill Curtis, Ed Larson, and Jane Albrecht

Guest: David Leebron (President, Rice University) and E. Gordon Gee (President, West Virginia University) 

Producer: Mike Thomas

Sound Engineering by: Michael Kennedy

Theme Music by: Celleste & Eric Dick

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