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Commission on the Future of Higher Education

Education Secretary Margaret Spellings formed a new commission, officially called "A National Dialogue: The Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education," to develop a national strategy to guide postsecondary education in the future. Spellings charged the commission with the task of examining how institutions of higher education can better meet the needs of the nation's diverse population-especially the needs of those who have traditionally been underserved. A critical part of the commission's work is to make recommendations to ensure that higher education keeps pace with the changing economic and workforce needs of the country. The secretary also wants to ensure ample opportunities exist that allow all Americans, including the increasingly large segment of nontraditional learners, to pursue lifelong learning.

The following is a webcast of testimony given on December 8 and 9, 2005, in Nashville, Tennessee, where the agenda included panel presentations on the four areas of focus for the commission: access, accountability, affordability, and quality.

Session1-"The State of Higher Education Today"
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Session 2-"Accountability"
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Session 3-"Affordability"
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Session 4-"Accessibility"
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Session 5-"Quality"
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Session 6-Senator Lamar Alexander, Tennessee
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Session 7-Student Panel
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