Leading Change in Higher Education

Harvard Graduate School of Education | December 23, 2019

When students arrive on the first day of class for Judy McLaughlin’s Proseminar in Higher Education, they join a community of diverse and dynamic peers who bring a wealth of personal and professional experience into the discussion-driven classroom. What they might not expect, however, is that their learning will be enhanced by the regular appearance of expert guest speakers in the class, most of whom are higher education professionals and HGSE alumni themselves. From college presidents and deans to professors and trustees, guest speakers help fulfill the course description’s promise of teaching the “critical issues facing colleges and universities and their repertoire of strategies and management skills for tackling those issues.” And as the course evolves over the semester, HGSE’s convening power within higher education becomes readily apparent.

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