EDUCAUSE’s new Breakthrough Models Academy — from by Julie Little


Across today’s news outlets are stories on the critical issues facing higher education. In the Huffington Post last June, Wagner College president Richard Guarasci summed those issues: “The crisis facing American higher education is rooted in a series of challenges around access, cost, affordability, learning outcomes and institutional priorities.” Guarasci went on to describe the depth and complexity of each of these challenges. Solutions to these challenges reside at the nexus of innovation and change catalyzed by technology. However, critical to ideating and advancing these solutions are knowledgeable, creative, visionary leaders.