Some of my upcoming live video events for this summer

As spring turns to summer, I’d like to point you all to a series of live video events/webinars I’m hosting or guests in over the next two months.

All of these are free:

May 26, 2-3 pm EDT: how can liberal arts colleges survive, change, and thrive in this crisis? I join Dr. Christopher Sessums, director of academic affairs at D2L , in a video conversation titled “Reimagining Liberal Arts Colleges: Why It Matters Now More Than Ever.”  Thanks to D2L for hosting this event.

May 28, 2-3 pm EDT: does meritocracy still work, or does higher education reinforce privilege?  We will explore this idea with Daniel Markovits, professor of law at Yale University and author of The Meritocracy Trap: How America’s Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles The Middle Class, And Devours The Elite.  (Future Trends Forum)

June 4, 2-3 pm EDT: looking to fall 2020 higher education plans with Phil Hill, publisher of the PhilOnEdTech blog and Partner at MindWires, LLC.  Lately he has been blogging and consulting about the impact of COVID-19 on higher education. (Future Trends Forum)

June 11, 2-3 pm EDT: exploring the changing experience of students with professor Sonja Ardoin, (Future Trends Forum)

June 25, 2-3 pm EDT: a conversation with professor Brian Beatty, the inventor of HyFlex, to learn and explore that much talked about digital pedagogy. (Future Trends Forum)

July 2, 2-3 pm EDT: how will changing demographics transform higher education?  A conversation with Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson, authors of the recently published book Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline. (Future Trends Forum)

July 8, 1-2 pm EDT: Black Lives Matter and the challenges for the future of higher ed, with Terri E. Givens, founding CEO of The Center for Higher Education Leadership. (Future Trends Forum)

July 30, 2-3 pm EDT: we explore how to improve online education with professor James Lang, author of Small Teaching (publisherour bookstore) and co-author of Small Teaching Online (publisherbookstore).  Lang focuses on “small, manageable changes we could make to our teaching that would have a significant positive impact on student learning.” (Future Trends Forum)

More events are in the pipeline!

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2 Responses to Some of my upcoming live video events for this summer

  1. Charles Morrissey says:

    Your live video subjects reflect the important shift in redefining
    higher education as a concept and not an industry. Covid 19 has only expedited
    this important step. Keep up this important focus.

  2. Glen S McGhee says:

    I especially look forward to your exchange with Markovits.
    Lest we forget, the term “meritocracy” was initially derogatory when coined in 1958 by the sociologist Michael Dunlop Young in his satirical essay The Rise of the Meritocracy.

    Papers from a conference 50 years later shows the legacy of Young’s off-spring — in additon to other publications, such as The Myth of Meritocracy: Why Working-Class Kids Still Get Working-Class Jobs (2016) by James Bloodworth, and Against Meritocracy: Culture, Power and Myths of Mobility by Jo Littler (2018, Routledge).

    The Rise and Rise of Meritocracy / edited by Geoff Dench (2006)
    Introduction: Reviewing meritocracy / Geoff Dench
    — The Labour Party as crucible / Asa Briggs
    — Meritocracy in the civil service, 1853-1970 / Jon Davis
    — A tract for the times / Paul Barker
    — We sat down at the table of privilege and complained about the food / Hilary Land
    — The chequered career of a cryptic concept / Claire Donovan
    — Looking back on meritocracy / Michael Young
    — A brief profile of the new British establishment / Jim Ogg
    — Face, race, and place : merit and ethnic minorities / Michelynn Laflèche
    — Marginalised young men / Yvonne Roberts
    — The unmaking of the English working class / Ferdinand Mount
    — Age and inequality / Eric Midwinter
    — Ship of state in peril / Peregrine Worsthorne
    — The moral economy of meritocracy, or, The unanticipated triumph of reform and the failure of revolution in the West / Irving Louis Horowitz
    — Japan at the meritocracy frontier : from here, where? / Takehiko Kariya And Ronald Dore
    — Just rewards : meritocracy fifty years later / Peter Marris
    ** What do we mean by talent?** / Richard Sennett
    — Resolving the conflict between the family and meritocracy / Belinda Brown
    — Meritocracy and popular legitimacy / Peter Saunders
    — The new assets agenda / Andrew Gamble And Rajiv Prabhakar
    — New Labour and the withering away of the working class? / Jon Cruddas
    — A delay on the road to meritocracy / Peter Wilby
    — Putting social contribution back into merit / Geoff Dench
    — Ladder of opportunity or engine of inequality? / Ruth Lister
    — The future of meritocracy / David Willetts.

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