Arizona State University president Michael Crow will join more than a dozen other leaders from several colleges to examine the possible detriments of technological innovations.
According to a press release, Crow has signed on to join the American Council on Education’s Presidential Innovation Lab, which brings together education leaders from colleges across the country — Rio Salado College president Chris Bustamante will attend as well — to consider how new technology like massive open online courses will influence graduation rates and the number of students who graduate.
“I look forward to helping lead a national dialogue about how newer educational innovations could be used by particularly older, post-traditional students, low-income young adults and other underserved students toward degree completion,” Crow said. “This opportunity aligns directly with our ASU vision as the model for a New American University – measured not by who we exclude, but rather by who we include and how they succeed.”
The lab’s first meeting runs from July 21 through 23rd at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, Calif. A second meeting is scheduled for October in the District of Columbia.