Podcast: THE KEY with Inside Higher Ed

Hear candid conversations with higher ed newsmakers on how colleges and universities are coping with the pandemic and recession -- with a special focus on equity and lower-income students.

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 This week’s episode of The Key explores one university’s plan to shrink its physical footprint and how college leaders are thinking about the role of their campuses going forward.

This week’s episode of The Key assesses whether governments should be defining and measuring whether academic institutions and programs are giving graduates (and the governments themselves) a return on their investment.  

This week’s episode of The Key explores the wisdom of defining and measuring the value of a postsecondary education mostly by how much a college’s graduates earn and if they become economically mobile and develop long-term wealth.

This week’s episode of The Key examines a major report that proposes a new definition of how to judge whether colleges and programs are providing a good return on investment to their students –- with a particular focus on whether they’re ensuring equity.

This week’s episode explores the potential benefits-- and the potential pitfalls -- of changing the main federal student grant program to cover enrollment in short-term training programs.

This week’s episode of The Key analyzes a new way of gauging whether colleges are preparing their students for success in the workplace.

This week’s episode of The Key examines the growing pressures on colleges to consider working with other institutions to bring significant changes in how they fulfill their missions – and the structural and cultural barriers that tend to make cross-institutional collaboration so hard to pull off.

This week’s episode of The Key assesses the state of adult students in higher education, why they sometimes struggle at traditional colleges and universities, and what institutions can do to serve them better.

This week’s episode of The Key examines the state of open educational resources and other affordable textbook options.

This week’s episode of The Key delves into topics such as digital inequity, broadband access for online education, and digital literacy.

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