Session 2 || March 2, 2015 || Issue:The Changing World of Work and the Role of Higher Education
featured image: Edmon de Haro, published with the article “Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official” in the New York Times on March 5, 2015
Our country is anxious about the future of higher education. There is a disconnect between what academic leaders feel they’re doing–preparing students for the workplace–and what is actually happening with graduates–entering into the working landscape that is one-third freelancers, independent contractors, and temporary workers (jobs that don’t allow workers to fulfill their capacities and don’t pay enough or provide benefits) with an average of $30,000 in debt.
What is going on?