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Iowa Ideas In-Depth Week - Higher Education

The COVID-19 pandemic has added uncertainty into a system already facing headwinds with smaller enrollments, funding and affordability concerns, and questions of how the pieces of Iowa's higher education institutions fit together. Will shifts to online learning and changes to physical campus space and traditions have lasting impacts or further change demand?

We’ll explore the challenges and opportunities Iowa's colleges and universities face in a post-COVID-19 world as they also balance quality, funding, accessibility and innovation in an increasingly competitive space.

Iowa Ideas is proud to host one week of speakers, panelists and content dedicated to the issue of higher education. Event is FREE with registration. Register now for In-Depth Week March 29-April 2.

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The Week at a Glance

March 29 @ 12pm - The Future of Higher Education: A Conversation with Mary Sue Coleman, President Emerita of the Association of American Universities

March 30 @ 11am - View from the Top: How does Iowa's education system evolve?

March 30 @ 12pm - The value proposition and affordability of higher education

March 31 @ 12pm - Why can't higher education be a la carte?

April 1 @ 11am - The Student Experience

April 1 @ 12pm - Bringing the college experience online

April 2 @ 12pm - TBD 

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