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Conversations that Matter: The Other Higher Ed Bubble


In our recent paper The Other Higher Ed Bubble, we argued college and university leaders need to act now and make fundamental changes to how they operate in order to ensure a sustainable future. This will mean holding critical conversations across your campus, defining the right problems to solve in the next 5-10 years, challenging old assumptions, and focusing on factors within your institution’s control.

In the following two podcasts in our series Conversations that Matter, we asked higher-education experts Bob Dickeson, Larry Goldstein, Lucie Lapovsky, John Lombardi, and Pat Sanaghan to offer practical advice for starting these conversations and review five examples of institutions that have taken bold action to redefine themselves in a changing industry.

Podcast: A Call to Action for Higher-Ed Leaders

Hear from the Experts:
John Lombardi - at 1:25.
Larry Goldstein & Lucie Lapovsky - at 9:52.
Bob Dickeson & Pat Sanaghan - at 18:29.

Read our full report The Other Higher Ed Bubble.

Podcast: Bold Leadership in Higher Ed: 5 Examples

5 Examples:
John Lombardi discusses Arizona State University - at 0.50.
Larry Goldstein discusses the University of Hartford - at 6:34.
Lucie Lapovsky discusses Cedar Crest College - at 13:01.
Pat Sanaghan discusses Abilene Christian University - at 18:17.
Bob Dickeson discusses Rio Salado College and Western Governors University - at 25:45.

Read our full report The Other Higher Ed Bubble.



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About the Authors

Amit Mrig, President and CEO

Amit co-founded Academic Impressions in 2002 to provide research, publishing, and training on issues that directly impact the sustainability of higher education. Under his direction, AI has published hundreds of articles and papers, interactive training programs, and topical and timely webcasts, serving over 50,000 academic and administrative leaders across 3,500 colleges and universities.

Amit leads and manages AI’s research, programming, and publications on higher ed leadership development. Many of AI’s research and thought leadership papers have been authored by Amit, including The Other Higher Ed Bubble, Small but Mighty: 4 Small Colleges Thriving in a Disruptive Environment, General Education Reform: Unseen Opportunities, and Meeting the Challenge of Program Prioritization.

Amit has consulted with dozens of higher ed leaders, cabinet members, and board members—discussing current challenges and practical solutions while helping to identify which issues they can address to best impact change at their institution. Amit is a frequent contributor to Forbes, discussing issues in higher education. He also serves as an active board member of The Challenge Foundation, an organization helping low-income students successfully earn a college degree.