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The Mortarboard

An Education, Business and Management podcast featuring Daniel Barwick
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Dr. Yolanda Watson Spiva, CEO of Complete College America, explains to Daniel Barwick how the organization is working to improve startlingly low college completion rates.
Kallie Clark of Temple University's Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice describes research that encourages students to use more of the tools for success that a college offers them.
UNC-Chapel Hill professor Molly Worthen explains to host Daniel Barwick that the resistance to tenure is really a battle over more fundamental forces in higher education.
Liz McMillen, longtime editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, explains how a substantial body of evidence suggests that female academics, who were already disproportionately burdened, have been hit especially hard by the pandemic.
Host Daniel Barwick interviews Inside Higher Ed's founder and editor Doug Lederman, who explains new data that shows the acceleration in college closings and why that's not always a bad thing.
Kevin Carey explains to host Daniel Barwick why some graduate degrees from prestigious universities are among the biggest scams in higher education.
Teresa Manning, Policy Director for the National Association of Scholars, argues that the qualified immunity that public college administrators enjoy when making decisions about student constitutional freedoms has resulted in a culture that lac
Host Daniel Barwick interviews authors Laura Hamilton and Kelly Nielsen, who argue that California has made decisions about UC that have impoverished campuses in a number of ways, limited access, and created segregation.
Inside Higher Ed and Chicago Times columnist and author John Warner explains why tenure is at best a sort of guild, and at worst is an illusion.
The 4th season of the Mortarboard begins with a bang...Dr. Daniel Barwick discusses the recent proposals for free community college, and examines a never-before-used threat to tenure at John Carroll University, in an interview with Inside Highe
Emma Whitford from Inside Higher Ed describes to host Daniel Barwick how specific states are approaching their higher ed funding for the upcoming year.
Join Higher Ed Dive's Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, as he explains how the pandemic and enrollment drops have accelerated college digital recruiting strategies.
According to Lumina Foundation, with enrollment dropping steadily and the majority of costs fixed, colleges and universities are currently spending $50B a year on space, services, and personnel they don't need, says Lumina CFO Brad Kelsheimer.
The Hechinger Report researcher Jon Marcus discusses the full extent of the transfer of public money to private contractors in American higher education.
Student services expert Eric Stoller explains that the way colleges serve students has changed quickly during the pandemic and why those changes are just the beginning.
UNC-Chapel Hill's history professor Jay Smith talks to host Daniel Barwick about how the university mismanaged its original COVID planning, and then mismanaged its responses to the resulting outbreaks.
Online education expert Joe Sallustio explains to host Daniel Barwick that the pandemic will only accelerate the demolition of the theoretical, psychological, and practical barriers to online education.
Professor and game designer Ian Bogost explains to host Daniel Barwick that worries about the fate of higher ed are misguided, because prominent critics mistake college’s secondary purpose, education, for its primary one, collegiate life.
In this two-guest episode, Dan talks to Nancy Reasland of Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, about how the college has been so successful fighting the spread of Covid-19, and Jeff Selingo explains how the college admissions process is built
Eddy Conroy of Temple University's Hope Center explains how the Center collects data about the plight of students both prior to and during the pandemic, and offers next steps for helping students meet the challenges they face.
Higher education requires students to sign COVID-19 waivers, behavior codes, and pledges, and then expels them when they break the rules. Behavioral specialist Jennifer Howell of the University of California - Merced explains why the push to bl
Researcher Dr. Mitch Lingo explains to host Dr. Daniel Barwick how colleges, college towns, and even students are all cannibalizing themselves in responding to the coronavirus.
What are the long-term effects of the pandemic on collegiate sports? Daniel Barwick interviews Doshia Woods, Heach Coach of the University of Denver's women's basketball team, and Kiyoshi Harris, of Netflix's "Last Chance U" fame and Head Coach
Host Dr. Daniel Barwick interviews five college students about their experiences and frustrations so far, and their expectations and hopes for the fall semester.
Harvard University Student Body President James Mathew explains to Daniel Barwick why he believes Harvard's fall plan hits the sweet spot between safety and campus experience.
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