Closing the Student Dissatisfaction Gap


Is college worth the cost? More than 65% of college students surveyed by Third Way said their learning experience was NOT worth cost of tuition. Dr. Mark Lombardi, president of Maryville University, thinks Higher Ed needs a massive revolution. From building stronger communities for students to leveraging technology that enables them to learn how/when they prefer, Dr. Lombardi takes more cues from startups and Amazon vs. Ivy League all while building a “New University” model for lifetime learners

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  1. To redefine the ROI in higher education, focusing on lifetime value and opportunities to foster perpetual learning
  2. Explore the “New University” model post-pandemic, which focuses on personalized and tech-centric learning models and services to drive effectiveness
  3. To demonstrate how the Academy can actively work with industry and commercial interests to align outcomes and provide lifetime learning opportunities



Emily Radzinski, Assistant Account Executive, MullenLowe

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  • Tags: COVID-19, curriculum design
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Future20
  • Track: Work Reimagined
  • Session Focus Area Higher Education
  • Level: Deep Understanding

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