Educators Discuss the Future of Higher Education

  • 2016-07-06
  • The New York Times

Finding new ways to teach the digital generation, bringing down the cost of a college education and ensuring that more students graduate are among the biggest challenges facing institutions of higher learning today — and meeting those challenges has never been more crucial than it is now.

That was the clear consensus among some of the nation’s top educational leaders who gathered at a two-day conference sponsored by The New York Times on Monday and Tuesday.

The Higher Ed Leaders Forum was among a series of conferences organized by The Times throughout the year. It convened some of the nation’s top educators to discuss the future of higher education.

Technology, for good and bad, is now firmly entwined in all grades, while lectures are becoming a thing of the past, educators on a panel on “The Digital Future of Education” acknowledged.