Friday, January 13, 2012

Chancellor Block on KPCC Airtalk

No shockers emerged from the KPCC Airtalk panel on higher ed yesterday that included Chancellor Block.  There was a fair amount of discussion of online courses and related items.  Chancellor Block spoke about the need to change the “funding model” given the state cutbacks.  However, he used philanthropy, not tuition, as the example of the change.  Description and link below:
What is the future of higher education in America? Is the four-year degree model with students living on or near a campus, is the idea of creating a well-read, well-rounded cohort of critical thinkers perhaps outdated? Can the nation's colleges and universities prepare students for the competitive challenges of a global economy?
A distinguished panel of university heads that represent the diversity of California’s higher education institutions joins Larry Mantle to discuss. The event was sponsored by Community Advocates Inc. It was made possible by generous grants from the Righteous Persons Foundation and the California Wellness Foundation.
Chancellor Gene Block became chancellor of UCLA in August 2007.
President C. Max Nikias has been president of USC since 2010.
Chancellor Jack Scott is chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
President Laura Skandera Trombley is in her tenth year as president of Pitzer College.

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