10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Whalen Center: Ford Hall Auditorium
The Value Gap: Going to college is worth it, but going to any college at any price may no longer be. For the vast majority of colleges, the time has come to prove their worth. Prospective parents and students want to know if the experience will be rigorous enough to justify the cost and reap future rewards in the job market. Learn why academic rigor will play a greater role in the value proposition as families make one of the biggest investments of their lives.
About the Keynote Speaker
Jeff Selingo is a leading authority on higher education worldwide, and offers insights on the college of the future—how families will pay, what campuses will look like, and how students will learn and prove their value in the job market.
Selingo is vice president and editorial director of the Chronicle of Higher Education, in charge of long-term editorial strategy. He writes a regular blog and column for the Chronicle and the Huffington Post called “Next,” where he explores innovation in higher education.
Previously, he was editor of the Chronicle, where he has worked for 14 years in a variety of reporting and editing roles. His work has been honored with awards from the Education Writers Association, Society of Professional Journalists, and the Associated Press, and he was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists.
He is currently working on his first book, College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students, which will be published by Amazon and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in the spring of 2013.
Selingo has been a featured speaker before dozens of national higher-education groups and appears regularly on regional and national radio and television programs, including NPR, PBS, ABC, MSNBC, and CBS. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times and the Washington Post.
He received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ithaca College and a master's degree in government from Johns Hopkins University.