Degrees of Change: Private Sector Innovations Transforming Higher Education

Monday, May 16, 2011
Center for Education and Workforce

The need for innovation in higher education has never been more urgent. In the past year, the Obama Administration has made college affordability and completion a priority, and the president set a national goal of having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020.

This forum highlighted how private sector innovations are helping to increase productivity in higher education. Additionally, ICW released a full-scale report, College 2.0: Transforming Higher Education through Greater Innovation and Smarter Regulation, highlighting some of the most impactful innovations and contributions from the private sector. The report seeks to identify the magnitude and scope of private-sector investment in higher education innovations over the past two decades, showcasing where continued investment has improved and expanded options for the industry.

 

 

 

Speakers from the May 16 Degrees of Change forum share their thoughts on higher education reform, the private sector's role in these efforts, and the regulatory barriers higher education institutions face in providing degree attainment to all students. 

 

Download a copy of College 2.0: Transforming Higher Education through Greater Innovation and Smarter Regulation.

 

Download the executive summary of the event.