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Each episode of dotEDU presents a deep dive into a major public policy issue impacting college campuses and students across the country. Hosts from ACE, joined by guest experts, lead you through thought-provoking conversations on topics such as campus free speech, diversity in admissions, college costs and affordability, and more.... Show More

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September 17, 2020

dotEDU returns for a second season with Jon Fansmith, Sarah Spreitzer, and ACE’s newest co-host, Mushtaq Gunja. They discuss the state of higher ed policymaking, or the lack of it, as legislators gear up for the election. Later, Sarah and Jon are joined by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, and immigration rights activist, Jose Antonio Vargas to discuss the prospects of DACA in the U.S., immigration policy in general, an...

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As colleges settle into their reopening plans and Congress takes a break from negotiating a relief bill, dotEDU hosts Jon Fansmith, Sarah Spreitzer, and Jon Turk look back on the first year of the podcast and talk about their favorite episodes. They also look ahead to what will happen in a post-COVID higher ed world.

dotEDU is taking a break until September! In the meantime, please go ahead and subscribe to a short podcast series f...

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Hosts Jon Turk and Sarah Spreitzer discuss the next round of COVID funding coming out of Congress and what that might mean for higher ed and its students. Also, (6:50) they talk with Lamar Hylton about his experience as the newly appointed vice president for student affairs at Kent State University and how his institution is preparing for a very unique and challenging fall semester.

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Hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer have a lively discussion about the recently issued ICE directive that bans international students from remaining in the United States if their colleges adopt an online-only instruction model for the fall, and speculate on what this means for institutions moving forward. Later, their colleague Anne Meehan and Holland & Knight Senior Counsel Jeff Nolan join them to talk about the Department ...

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Hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa discuss two recent Supreme Court decisions: one that protects individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, and another that protects the civil rights of LGBTQ workers, both of which will impact colleges and universities and students. They are later joined by Lori White, incoming president of DePauw University, who talks about taking on a new job during the pandemic; ...

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Hosts Lorelle Espinosa and Jon Fansmith discuss the response to the murder of George Floyd while exploring how colleges and universities can encourage racial healing. Also, Senior Policy Advisor for the Department of Education Sharon Leu and ACE’s Chief Learning and Innovation Officer Louis Soares talk about the potential applications of blockchain in higher education and about ACE’s federally funded Education Blockchain Initiative...

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As we enter the unofficial start of summer, all eyes are on if and when colleges and universities will welcome students back to campus this fall. President Terry Hartle joins co-hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer to discuss what higher education institutions need to support reopening and how Congress can help.

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House Approves 5th Emergency Covid-19 Spending Bill With $100 Billion for Education
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What lessons can scientists and the public learn from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Hosts Lorelle Espinosa and Jon Turk discuss that and sustainability on college campuses with Lisa Graumlich, dean of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington. Also, Lorelle and Jon explore ACE’s response to the Education Department’s recent release of new Title IX regulations and what it could mean for higher education...

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More states are considering broad-based college aid programs, an idea that was sparked some 75 years ago with the GI Bill. Hosts Jon Turk and Sarah Spreitzer talk with College Promise CEO Martha Kanter about the future of college promise programs nationwide, particularly in light of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on higher education.

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COVID-19 has effected colleges and universities in myriad ways, and we’re just beginning to understand the changes for students and institutions coming down the road. Students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status have particular needs during this time. Carrie Hauser, president of Colorado Mountain College, talks with co-hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa about how her institution has responded to the pande...

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Recording from various remote workplaces around the DC area, the dotEDU team comes together to discuss the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on higher education. Hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer focus on the federal stimulus relief, including why ACE and its members think the relief provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is not enough. Later they are joined by ACE colleagues Robin He...

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The common narrative surrounding independent colleges and universities is that they are either elite ivy institutions or small colleges on the brink of closure. Barbara Mistick, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, dispels this black and white view in a conversation with co-hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa. Mistick talks about how private schools are increasingly concerned with acce...

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Recent research into the prevalence of sexual and gender harassment in STEM fields has proven to be a much needed wake-up call to many in higher education. Frazier Benya, senior program officer at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine talks with Lorelle Espinosa and Sarah Spreitzer about how institutions can go beyond legal solutions to tackle the problem.

Afterwards, Lorelle and Sarah dive into the latest in...

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Joyce Smith, CEO of the National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC), talks about the many changes the field has undergone in the past three decades and what can be done to reshape it for the future. Along with hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa, Smith looks back at her 30-year career at NACAC, how admissions counselors work to support students and families, and the importance of transparency, along with the V...

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Now more than ever, community colleges are playing a vital role in the postsecondary space. Helping students earn credentials, degrees, and beyond, community college leaders are finding they need to adapt to changing needs. Former President of Montgomery County Community College Karen Stout, now president and CEO of Achieving the Dream, talks with hosts Jon Fansmith and Jonathan Turk about the challenges this newest generation of c...

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More and more universities are starting programs and other initiatives designed to enhance diversity and inclusion. But can the daily work of running a campus also contribute to this goal? Julie Posselt, associate professor of education at the University of Southern California, talks about her new book, Higher Education Administration for Social Justice and Equity, and how to carry out basic administrative operations with a clear c...

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Former Secretary of Education John B. King, now president and CEO of The Education Trust, talks about his passion for giving all learners, particularly those in poverty and prisons, access to higher education. He discusses with hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa how his own personal experiences, his work in the federal government, and his work as an education advocate drive him to help students who just need a chance to succee...

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Nance Roy, chief clinical officer at the Jed Foundation, and Jan Collins-Eaglin, associate dean of students for wellness and personal success at Pomona College and an advisor at the Steve Fund, talk about effective strategies to help at-risk students on college campuses.

After the discussion, hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa talk about the future of the FUTURE Act, which until it expired Sept. 30 provided a vital funding str...

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Tensions on campus around free speech issues mean college and university leaders are often caught in the crosshairs. Hosts Lorelle Espinosa and Jon Fansmith speak with civil discourse and campus speech experts, Lara Schwartz, professor at American University, and Michelle Deutchman, executive director of the University of California’s Center for Free Speech and Civic Engagement, about the tensions, the research, and the policies th...

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November 12, 2019 33 min

Co-hosts Jon Fansmith and Lorelle Espinosa talk with ACE President Ted Mitchell about how higher education is re-imagining student success and the need for institutions to adapt to the changing face of their student bodies. Ted discusses ACE's recent Regional Summit in Kansas City and how higher education can reclaim the high ground and better serve our students through the college experience and beyond. Afterward, Jon and Lore...

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