Changing Cultural Attitudes Toward Higher Education
A recent survey of 1,600 American adults conducted by New America, a Washington, DC-based think-tank, found that 51 percent of respondents believe that well-paying jobs do not require a college degree, despite solid evidence to the contrary. Such findings show that society is questioning the value of higher education -- especially in light of fears surrounding student debt and employment after graduation. This session will explore these changing cultural attitudes toward higher education.
Moderator: Joanne Burrows, Clarke University
Speaker: Jon McGee, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University
Respondent: Jack DeGioia, Georgetown University
New Financial Models for New Times
The cost of higher education continues to rise, endowments have experienced losses, government aid is down, and families feel they can’t absorb the tuition costs. This session will explore new models and ways of looking at financial stability on campus.
Speaker: Lucie Lapovsky, Lapovsky Consulting
Moderator: Sr. Paula Buley, Rivier University
Respondent: Harry Dumay, Elms College
Academics, Mission, and New Student Learning
Gone are the days of students listening to a professor lecture in the front of the classroom, pen and paper in hand. Today's students expect to engage with faculty online, through media sources, and through newly emerging technologies. This session will address how students learn today, in addition to defining ways to incorporate mission into online content.
Speakers: Shane Martin, Loyola Marymount University, and Shannon Tabaldo, Loyola Marymount University
Moderator: Marianne Mount, Catholic Distance University
Respondent: William Lennox, Saint Leo University
Real-World Solutions: These educational sessions for presidents focus on topics in which select sponsors have demonstrated expertise.
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- Ascension Investment Management – Investing with Catholic Values
Both Catholic university and healthcare endowments face numerous challenges, including generating competitive returns, maintaining student and donor relationships, and structuring funds to achieve strategic goals. Our organizations further grapple with assuring that the endowed funds are invested in a manner consistent with Catholic values and other constantly shifting social aims. This session will focus on ways institutions successfully tackle these challenges simultaneously, achieving competitive market-based returns while observing various forms of social responsible guidelines and/or putting these funds to use with “impact investing.”
- EAB Royall Company - To be announced