Presidents' Symposium on the Future of Collegiate Education

Where Innovation Is Tradition.

Traditional four-year colleges may not disappear overnight, but technology-induced disruptive changes are already straining the system, just as they have in the traditional news and other knowledge intensive industries. Is it time to re-imagine higher education?

The Presidents' Symposium on the Future of Collegiate Education, co-sponsored by George Mason University and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, brought together University presidents and other thought leaders on May 28, 2010 in Washington D.C. to explore the technological and competitive challenges facing higher education, survey the disruptive innovators answering those challenges, and discuss ways to adapt to this new competitive landscape.

We invite you to watch the archived presentations here or from APLU’s website, and read the Washington Post OpEd, "First newspapers, now universities: It's transformation time," by Philip E. Auerswald, June 8, 2010.. You may also be interested in the paper "Is IT Doing Enough to Reduce Higher Education Costs? A Return on Investment Perspective," by Stephen Ruth, September 22, 2010.

For more information, contact the event’s co-organizer:

Philip E. Auerswald, Associate Professor at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University