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Purcell & Berg - The Future of Undergraduate Education: Pathways and Possibilities

Francesca Purcell & Eliza Berg

The American Academy of Arts & Sciences is in the midst of a three-year project entitled The Future of Undergraduate Education to examine the state of post-secondary education in the U.S., and to provide ideas for how to ensure that individual Americans receive the education needed to thrive in the twenty-first century.

The Commission’s first publication, A Primer on the College Student Journey, is a comprehensive and data-rich portrait of American postsecondary education—incorporating quantitative and qualitative studies that examine student trends into, through, and out of college. This talk will highlight this and other aspects of the Commission’s work and also solicit feedback from the audience on their perspectives on the future of college and its possibilities.

Francesca Purcell is Director of the Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education and Program Officer, Education Policy. Eliza Berg is Program Coordinator, Education Policy.