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The Future of Higher Education- Part 2

  • Goodwin College 1 Riverside Drive East Hartford, CT, 06118 United States (map)

Higher education is at a crossroads.

Whether we like it or not, the nature of higher education is changing: teaching and learning going digital, more students learning on-line and off-campus, costs and debt keeping our most needy students from enrolling, lack of supports to help them succeed.

Colleges in CT and beyond – two-year, four-year, and technical programs – are trying to address these challenges. It is CHERE’s mission to help share ideas that work and bring practitioners together to seek new strategies and solutions.

Join key policy makers and higher education leaders from Connecticut and the region for an important Two-Day conference. We will examine the nature of higher education today, and the challenges and the strategies that can make a difference.

Speakers include the Co-Chair of the CT Legislature’s Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, representatives from the CT Board of Regents, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, and college presidents.

See REGISTRATION FORM for Oct. 11 and Oct. 18. To register and pay on-line with a credit card, please go to:

In partnership with Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, Central Connecticut State University and Goodwin College.


8:30-9:00    Registration and Breakfast

9:00-9:15      Greetings and Introductions

9:15-9:30      What We Can Do Today to Improve Higher Education FOR ALL in Connecticut

Mark Ojakian, President, CT Board of Regents

9:30-10:25      Panel: Making Higher Education Work for All Students

Representatives from CT Governor’s office, top leadership from Goodwin College and other private and public colleges and universities

10:40-11:35 Panel:  The High School to College Transition -  Building an Effective Continuum from High School  to Higher Education and Beyond

Representatives from area school districts and leading organizations supporting education in the high school  to college transition

11:50-12:30 Student Response Panel

12:30-1:15 Lunch and Informal Networking

1:15-2:55 Concurrent Workshops


  • Crisis Management for Students:                                  

  • Seamless Counseling

  • Academic Support for Reinstated and Probation  Students

  • Women in College

  • Bridge Programs: Helping Challenged Students Acclimate to College

  • First Day, First Week, First Month, First Year Experience

  • Brainstorming Big Issues in Education  

Earlier Event: October 11
The Future of Higher Education - Part 1