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The Future of Undergraduate Education, The Future of America

Groups and Individuals Consulted

Student and Faculty Discussion Groups

The Commission met with nearly 200 students and faculty members to gather perspectives and discuss concerns about the future of American undergraduate education.

September 15, 2016
Northeastern University
Boston, MA

September 20, 2016
LaGuardia Community College
New York, NY

February 6, 2017
University of Texas, El Paso
El Paso, TX

April 11, 2017
Babson College
Wellesley, MA

April 18, 2017
Eastern Connecticut State University
Willimantic, CT

April 24, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

April 25, 2017
Rasmussen College
Chicago, IL


Meetings with Academy Members and Affiliates

The Commission met with more than 50 Academy members and experts to discuss the work of the Commission.

May 19, 2015
New York, NY

May 20, 2015
Cambridge, MA

June 4, 2015
Chicago, IL

June 16, 2015
Washington, DC

July 1, 2015
Stanford, CA

November 13, 2016
Los Angeles, CA

December 12, 2016
New York, NY

February 7, 2017
Austin, TX

April 19, 2017
Cambridge, MA


Congressional Visits

The Commission met with 21 members of Congress and their key legislative advisors. Of the individuals consulted, 47 percent were Republicans, 53 percent were Democrats, 38 percent were from the Senate, and 62 percent were from the House of Representatives.

September 13–14, 2016
October 3–4, 2016
March 30–31, 2017


Higher Education Organizations and Foundations

The Commission met with 25 leaders and staff from national higher education groups and foundations, including:

American Association of Community Colleges

American Association of State Colleges and Universities

American Council on Education

Association of American Universities

Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Center for American Progress

Knight Foundation

Lumina Foundation

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

National Center for Higher Education Management Systems

New America

The Public Policy Institute of California

State Higher Education Executive Officers Association

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education


Roundtable Discussions

March 21, 2017
Boulder, CO

Commission members met with educational technology experts, including David Figlio (Northwestern University), Charles Isbell (Georgia Institute of Technology), Stephen Kosslyn (Minerva Schools at KGI), and Peter Smith (University of Maryland University College), about the role of technology and online programs in undergraduate education.

March 29, 2017
Washington, DC

Commission members met with experts on higher education–workforce partnerships, including Wes Bush (Northrop Grumman), Brian Fitzgerald (The Business-Higher Education Forum), Dane Linn (Business Roundtable), and Stan Litow (IBM), about ways for the business community to support underserved students and specific examples of programs that could be scaled or replicated.