Advancing Trust in Higher Education

The public’s opinion of institutions of higher learning is diminishing. Whether it is because of the high cost or perceived ivory-tower elitism, or due to worry about an overly liberal mindset, Americans are debating the state — and even the necessity — of higher education today. What happens when swaths of society devalue the academy? How should institutions promote the promise of liberal education? Should educational outcomes be measured, or is education a good in and of itself? Top leaders from UC Berkeley, Yale, and Franklin & Marshall discuss.

Festival: 2018

More on this Session

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

Leigh G. Hafrey takes a closer look at the similarities and differences between the business-ethics norms of Asia and... See more
NPR political analyst Cokie Roberts talks with some of the nation's most accomplished women about how they got where... See more
The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina dramatically demonstrated the different experiences of the white and black residents... See more
Key presidential advisor and groundbreaking political strategist Karl Rove talks about his work and his views on the... See more
PRI's Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen recorded show features Rosanne Cash and her husband, guitarist John Leventhal. They... See more

Pages