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The Exchange

Innovation In Higher Education


In an era of soaring tuition and student debt, colleges and universities are looking for new ways to pursue affordability and flexibility – offering everything from online courses to three-year degrees.  We’ll talk with some at the forefront of this trend and explore some of the questions being raised about these approaches.


  • Goldie Blumenstyk – senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • Daniel Hurley – Director of State Relations and Policy Analysis for the American Association of State Colleges & Universities.
  • Paul Leblanc – President of Southern New Hampshire University, which recently received federal approval for a competency-based education program  


  • Mark Watman- Vice President for Academic Affairs at New England College