As we head away for a long weekend, I share the invitation below. Participants at our Frontiers of Democracy II conference deliberated about the role of higher education using an issue guide created by the National Issues Forums Institute and its partners. Many other citizens across the country have also begun to use that guide. Next Tuesday in Washington–and online–the national discussion will be formally launched.
Shaping Our Future: How Can Higher Education Help Us Create the Future We Want?
Join us online on Tuesday, September 4 to kick off Shaping Our Future, a year-long national dialogue on the future of higher education. Through this initiative, students, faculty, administrators, employers, and members of the general public will reflect on how colleges and universities might help the country tackle some of its most vexing problems. Shaping Our Future is organized by the American Commonwealth Partnership and the National Issues Forums. The kick-off event will include information about forums now being planned on campuses and in communities nationwide.
Presentation and Panel Discussion
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
9 to 11 a.m. Eastern Time, National Press Club
Speakers and Panelists:
Martha Kanter, U.S. Undersecretary of Education
Nancy Cantor, Chancellor, Syracuse University
Muriel Howard, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
Bernie Ronan, Chair, The Democracy Commitment
Kaylesh Ramu, President, Student Government Association,
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Scott Peters, Co-Director, Imagining America
Harry Boyte, National Coordinator, The American Commonwealth Partnership
Bill Muse, President, The National Issues Forums
David Mathews, President, The Kettering Foundation (via video)