Jeffrey Selingo, an author, reporter, and editor at large of The Chronicle of Higher Education, will present a talk on the future of higher education at Columbia University on May 8. The talk will take place at 4:00pm in 203 Butler Library. The event is free and open to members of the Columbia community with a valid University ID.
Selingo's talk, "Tomorrow's College: The Future of Higher Education," will discuss how the perfect storm of financial, political, demographic, and technological forces are changing higher education forever. In this talk, Selingo will describe the college of the future: how students will want to learn, the role of technology, and the risks and opportunities for traditional campuses. He will also discuss how residential campuses can prove their value in a marketplace where students will have many more options. Copies of his new book, College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, will be available for sale after the talk.
The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning will record Selingo’s presentation, and the video will be publicly available on YouTube after the event.
Jeffrey Selingo is editor at large of The Chronicle of Higher Education and a senior fellow at Education Sector, an independent education think tank in Washington, DC. From 2007 until 2011, he was editor of The Chronicle, where he worked for 15 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles. His work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press, and he was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He has been a featured speaker before dozens of national higher-education groups and appears regularly on regional and national radio and television programs, including NPR, ABC, and CBS. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, and he is part of the inaugural class of thought leaders writing for LinkedIn Today. He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ithaca College and a master's degree in government from the Johns Hopkins University.
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