The Post-pandemic college
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | Thursday, March 18
Liz McMillen, The Chronicle of Higher Education
The status of higher education has been challenged on many fronts in the past two years. In this plenary, Liz McMillen will summarize recent and current research conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education focusing on several of these intertwined issues. Drawing from the Post-Pandemic College report, which she edited, she will present key points on current financial structures and struggles in higher education, on teaching and learning in pandemic age (and after) including a focus on community colleges, and a brief look to the future. In addition, Ms. McMillen will incorporate other recent research on the status of faculty throughout the pandemic, with emphasis on faculty morale in the face of increasing precarity.
As executive editor of Chronicle Intelligence, Liz McMillen brings more than 30 years of experience covering higher education. She is a sought-after speaker who frequently addresses college leaders in the United States and overseas about big-picture trends in higher education.
From 2011 to 2018, she served as the editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, supervising a newsroom of 65 reporters, editors, data journalists, and designers who produce a daily news report, weekly print edition, special supplements, and in-depth reports. Under her leadership, the Chronicle newsroom received awards from the Online News Association, the Society for News Design, and the Education Writers Association.
In her career at The Chronicle she has served as a reporter covering faculty issues, research, and business; a section editor; and editor of The Chronicle Review. In 2013 she was selected to deliver the Graham Hovey Lecture at the University of Michigan. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and was a recipient of the Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellowship at the University of Michigan.