Following the presentation, former U.S. Senator and Nebraska Governor Bob Kerrey discussed innovation in education. Kerrey explained that he doesn’t believe that higher education is simply evolving. For something to evolve, it takes thousands of years. Kerrey believes, that change is indeed happening and it’s exciting to watch, but that the pace is faster than evolution, but slower than he’d prefer.
Another session featured panelists Steven Klingler, vice chancellor of Argosy University System; Steve Pappageorge, senior vice president of Helix Education and Dr. John King, chief academic officer of Lincoln Educational Services. The higher educational professionals were brought together to have a robust conversation on navigating the waters of competency-based education.