This past fall a report on The Future of Undergraduate Education, The Future of America was authored by a Commission within the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. The Commission was tasked with projecting the short-term and long-term educational needs of the nation and offering recommendations to strengthen all aspects of undergraduate education.
One of the strengths of this report is its comprehensive discussion of the entire higher education landscape, including both public and private institutions as well as licensing, two-year and four-year programs. The intent of the report is to develop a national strategy to improve quality, affordability and access. The report includes recommendations for higher education institutions, government policy-makers, business leaders, and philanthropists.
I had the honor of serving as a member of the Commission that produced this report. As a result, I’m partnering with colleagues at the Academy to host an event this spring at UW–Madison, inviting individuals who represent the spectrum of higher education in our state, as well as government and business leaders, to have a conversation about the findings within the report, and to talk candidly about the challenges that currently shape the landscape of higher education in Wisconsin.
I hope that you will join us for this important discussion.
Chancellor Rebecca M. Blank