Monday, we begin a weeklong series of shows, in partnership with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, about the future of higher education. Pressures from all sides are forcing traditional universities to drastically reform. Henry J. Eyring, an administrator at BYU-Idaho, says reform should include changes people wouldn't expect, such as reducing costs, allowing students to customize their degrees and taking classes online. It's called “disruptive innovation,” and Eyring will join us to talk about it.
This show is part of the University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics' Sixteenth Annual Rocco C. and Marion S. Siciliano Forum, “Considerations on the Status of the American Society.” For other events in the week, click here.
Henry J. Eyring is Advancement Vice President at BYU-Idaho. His books include The Innovative University: Changing the DNA of Higher Education from the Inside Out and Mormon Scientist: The Life and Faith of Henry Eyring.