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EDUCAUSE Live! - Obama's College Affordability Blueprint and the Role of Technology
Date: February 21, 2012
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET (UTC-5); convert to your time zone
Moderator: Marc Hoit, Vice Chancellor and CIO, North Carolina State University
Speakers: Robert Moran, Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis, American Association of State Colleges and Universities and Peter Smith, Senior Vice President for Academic Strategies and Development, Kaplan Higher Education Corporation
In President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, he stressed the importance of education to his economic agenda. He reemphasized the national goal of leading the world with the highest share of college graduates by 2020. He appealed to the Congress to increase federal student aid and called upon state governments to make higher education a higher priority in their budgets. He also announced six new reforms to promote shared responsibility to address the college affordability challenge. This webinar will provide an overview of the president’s education agenda, review how higher education associations are working with the federal government to shape postsecondary education policy, and address the role that information technology can play in discussions concerning accountability and college affordability.
Related EDUCAUSE Resources
- President Obama’s Blueprint for Keeping College Affordable and Within Reach for All Americans
- Draft College Scorecard
- College Affordability and Transparency Center
- Statement by AASCU President Dr. Muriel Howard in Response to President Obama’s Budget Proposals
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