Land-Grant Closing Symposium: Bricks and Mortar in a Digital Age
Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Bricks and Mortar in a Digital Age
The Uncertain Future of Higher Education
The Land-Grant Commemoration Closing Symposium
Free online classes for everyone. Degrees based on skills rather than
credits. A new breed of educators. As we conclude our celebration of
the 150th anniversary of the land-grant universities, we hope you will
join us for a daylong symposium on the massive changes likely once
again to reshape higher education in America.
Jeff Selingo, editor at large of The Chronicle of Higher Education and
author of the forthcoming book, “College (Un)Bound: The Future of
Higher Education and What It Means for Students.”
Daphne Koller, MacArthur Fellow, Stanford University professor of
computer science, and co-founder of the online education platform
Coursera. (Participating via video from California.)
For more information please visit landgrant.ufl.edu and click the You're Invited banner.
Lunch and reception open to the first 500 respondents.
When & Where
We are holding a series of online discussions in preparation for the upcoming April 11 symposium. Whether you are a faculty member, student, university administrator, parent, or a person who cares about the future of public higher education, please participate. Share your thoughts and insights on the topics, including: Are professors obsolete? Who is responsible for student success? Should tenured faculty get out of the way? Join the discussion at this link: http://blogs.ifas.ufl.edu/morrillact.
The theme of the symposium is “Bricks and Mortar in a Digital Age,” (click here to register for the symposium) and includes plenary speakers and panels focused on questions such as “Is higher education worth the cost? and What is the role for faculty in the future?” To learn more about the event, and to stay informed regarding web links and updates, please visit http://www.landgrant.ufl.edu. We are working to create something provocative and engaging.
The event will be streamed live, and there will be opportunities to engage remotely via Twitter (#futurehighered).
Please consider yourself invited!