On May 20, NHCUC held the 2021 New Hampshire Virtual Summit on Higher Education, with a focus on innovations for the pandemic and post-pandemic eras. Designed to provide insight and hands-on information to advance campus practices in addressing students’ needs, the summit drew more than 100 higher education and community leaders.
This year’s summit featured award-winning higher education journalist Goldie Blumenstyk, who discussed innovations that colleges and universities across the country have introduced over the past year. In addition to reviewing successful practices that can be carried into the future, she examined those that have not produced the desired outcomes, as well as new ideas that are in the works.
Following Blumenstyk’s address, participants had the opportunity to engage in guided discussions to process what they learned, generate new knowledge, and inspire each other to prioritize an innovative and sustainable future for higher education in New Hampshire. Participants surveyed noted how much they benefited from connecting with colleagues from other institutions, which let them strengthen relationships and forge new connections.
Blumenstyk is the author of the Washington Post best-selling book American Higher Education in Crisis? What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press). As a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education, she pens The Edge, a weekly newsletter on the ideas, people, and trends that are changing the higher education landscape.
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