Join us for a panel discussion of CEOs and thought leaders about what employers are looking for in a globally competitive talent pipeline.
April 29, 2014
The event will coincide with Northeastern’s third national opinion survey on the role of higher education in preparing tomorrow’s workforce. The new survey will present the views of C-suite executives on global competitiveness, the employee skills gap, employer workforce investments, higher education outcomes, and suggestions for policy reform.
The panel will be the centerpiece of a summit on the future of higher education and the "talent pipeline" sponsored by Northeastern, WGBH Radio and the New England Council. It will be moderated by Kara Miller, host of WGBH's "Innovation Hub."
“As the nation turns its focus to higher education outcomes, we see that the American system has many strengths, but also many opportunities for improvement and innovation. The best attributes of American higher education—its diversity and competitive dynamic—are precisely the qualities that will lead to much-needed innovations.”— Joseph E. Aoun, President of Northeastern University
President and CEO
Joseph E. Aoun
WGBH's "Innovation Hub"
Chronicle of Higher Education
James T. Brett
President and Chief Executive Officer
The New England Council
Other participants to be announced
Previous Surveys, Event Highlights
Innovation Imperative: Enhancing Higher Education Outcomes
September 17, 2013
National Press Club
Northeastern released the findings of its second national opinion survey on critical issues facing higher education. The 2013 survey asked the American public and hiring decision-makers on where they believe innovation in higher education is headed and what it will take to better prepare graduates for a global workforce. Among the findings, nearly two-thirds of Americans and almost three-quarters of hiring decision-makers believe that being well-rounded with a range of knowledge is more important than possessing industry-specific skills.
The release of the findings was the centerpiece of discussion among higher education thought-leaders, industry leaders and policy makers, titled Innovation Imperative: Enhancing Higher Education Outcomes. Panelists included James Kvaal, deputy director for domestic policy at the White House; Mitchell Daniels, president of Purdue University and former governor of Indiana; Jeff Wilcox, corporate vice president for engineering at Lockheed Martin Corporation and Deborah L. Wince-Smith, president and CEO of the Council on Competitiveness. The discussion was moderated by Catherine Rampell, economics reporter of The New York Times.
Innovation Imperative: The Future of Higher Education
November 27, 2012
Northeastern launched a series of national opinion surveys on critical issues facing higher education. The inaugural survey found that although a majority of Americans - particularly those under 30 - believes higher education remains critical to the nation’s competitiveness and the best way for individuals to achieve the American Dream, 83 percent say that higher education must innovate for the U.S. to maintain its global leadership.
The release of the findings coincided with a discussion among thought-leaders from industry, academia and government, including Prateek Tandon, an economist at the World Bank; Daphne Koller, co-founder of Coursera; U.S. Congressman George Miller, senior Democratic member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee; John Sexton, president of New York University; Michael Horn, co-founder of Innosight Institute and Molly Broad, president of the American Council on Education. The discussion was moderated by David Leonhardt, the Washington bureau chief of The New York Times.
In the Press
Commending Northeastern University for its Second Annual Higher Education Innovation Public Survey Congressional Record 10.11.13
More Americans feel graduates unprepared after college CNN Money 9.19.13
Is an Education in the Liberal Arts Important? Huffington Post 9.19.13
Employers and Public Favor Graduates Who Can Communicate, Survey Finds Chronicle of Higher Education 9.18.13
Broad Education vs. Industry-Specific Skills Inside Higher Ed 9.18.13
Survey: Colleges aren't preparing graduates for jobsHechinger Report 9.17.13
Are You Experienced? Employers Hope So Wall Street Journal 9.17.13
Infographic: To Get A Degree Or Not To Get A Degree? Here Is An Answer Wired Academic 1.31.13
How Americans Think About College Washington Monthly 12.3.13
Northeastern University Study Tells Us What We Already Know Boston Magazine 11.30.2012
Survey Shows Younger Americans More Accepting of Online Education U.S. News 11.29.12
Americans Are Proud of U.S. Colleges but Not of Their Direction The Chronicle of Higher Education 11.27.12
Survey: U.S. higher education must change to remain globally competitive The Hechinger Report 11.27.12
Future of conservatism, global inequality, Russian awakening and more [Daybook] Washington Post 11.27.12