At the Askwith Forum, "Higher Education, the Cost Disease, and Systemic Reform," on October 27, veteran college administrator Mark Yudof delved in to the history of higher education funding, its current state, and the reforms that may be necessary moving forward. Yudof -- former president of the University of California -- noted that an increase in state funding to match increased costs is no longer a given for institutes of higher education, therefore adjustments must be made. The goal, he said, should be to make higher education both more efficient and more affordable.
In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Yudof reflects on the changing nature of higher education in America and looks to the future of the post-secondary education experience.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.