Interview of President Michael Crow of Arizona State University Launches National Transfer Network’s YouTube Channel

Video interview is first in a series conducted by Greg Jarboe, editor of the Knowledge Transfer Blog, at the ASU + GSV Education Innovation Summit

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President Michael Crow, Arizona State University

President Michael Crow of Arizona State University

We will not be successful until you can no longer predict a student’s success at learning based on their family’s income.

Peachtree Corners, GA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

The National Transfer Network has launched a new YouTube channel featuring an interview of Michael E. Crow, the 16th president of Arizona State University and the Co-Chairman of the fifth annual ASU + GSV Education Innovation Summit, which was held last week at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, AZ. At the Summit, President Crow was the Tuesday Breakfast Speaker. He shared his thoughts on the vital roles that culture change on all levels, technology, and individualized learning must play in true education reform going forward.

A transcript of his remarks appeared today in the Knowledge Transfer Blog. According to the transcript, President Crow said, “ASU is not the university that takes the upper 1 percent or 2 percent or 5 percent of the high school class. We take those students qualified to do university-level work demonstrated by their activity in high school, that is they took the hard courses in high school, they got at least a B in those classes, and we admit them. That, by the way, is the way public universities used to work. And it’s how some of them are going to need to work in the future.”

He added, “But here’s something that we have not solved, which we can now see that we can solve. Technological innovations and learning enhancements and individualized learning are going to allow us to do that. And that is, upon entry, student success can still be predicted to too much of an extent based on the incoming student’s family income. In high school, they had the extra tutor or the extra trip, or this, or this, or this, or the more stable family environment, or whatever it is from the circumstances that they came from.”

He concluded, “So, we have now set as one of our goals not only to have a student body – which we do – representative of the entire socio-economic diversity of the state and enabling those students to be successful. But we will not be successful until you can no longer predict a student’s success at learning based on their family’s income.”

Greg Jarboe, the editor of the Knowledge Transfer Blog, interviewed President Crow immediately after his speech. The video interview is first in a series conducted at the ASU + GSV Education Innovation Summit. Here is the schedule of when the video interviews will be uploaded to the National Transfer Network’s YouTube channel and embedded in posts on the Knowledge Transfer Blog:

  • An interview with Dan Rosensweig, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Chegg, will be published on Friday, May 2.
  • An interview with Jamie P. Merisotis, the president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, will be published on Tuesday, May 6.
  • An interview with Matthew Pittinsky, the CEO of Parchment, will be published on Friday, May 9.
  • An interview with Ben Nelson, the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Minerva Project, will be published on Tuesday, May 13.
  • An interview with Jon Phillips, Dell’s Managing Director of Worldwide Education, will be published on Friday, May 16.
  • An interview with James Stigler, Professor of Psychology at UCLA, will be published on Tuesday, May 20.
  • An interview with Sandi Kirshner, the Chief Marketing Officer of Cengage Learning, will be published on Friday, May 23.
  • An interview with Charla Long, Dean of the College of Professional Studies at Lipscomb University, will be published on Tuesday, May 27.
  • An interview with Chip Paucek, 2U’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, will be published on Friday, May 30.
  • An interview with Dr. Sethuraman (Panch) Panchanathan, the Senior Vice President of Knowledge Enterprise Development at ASU, will be published on Tuesday, June 3.
Jarboe says, “As you can see, the Knowledge Transfer blog is about to start a large and diverse conversation on the topic of college transfer. If you would like to join in, I am always interested in perspectives and commentary from educators and innovators who can contribute in positive ways to reducing the hurdles and road blocks that students and universities face. So, if you are interested in contributing an article about college transfer, contact me.”

About the National Transfer Network

The National Transfer Network is a non-profit organization founded in 2014 by progressive institutions acting proactively to solve the US College Transfer Problem for its member institutions and students. The Network is designed to clear a path for students to achieve their goal of earning a recognized, bachelor’s degree from a member 4-year school in the most affordable, flexible way possible. The Network has been developed to make this as seamless as possible for students. For more information, visit http://transfer.ashworthcollege.edu/the-transfer-network/about-the-network/.


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