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"2015 Predictions from the Higher Ed Press" is a special episode of Radio Higher Ed asking top higher education reporters their thoughts on the most pressing issues facing the new Congress. Doug Lederman, is the founder and Editor-in-Chief at Inside Higher Ed. Kelly Field and Eric Kelderman are contributors to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Each offered their perspective on key issues such as the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act under a Republican-controlled Congress, the impacts of the economy on higher education, the upcoming presidential election, and the shift of leadership within the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP). Additional commentary regarding accreditation, progress toward President Obama’s 2020 goals for higher education, gainful employment, and state environments is also offered.

Interview facilitation, commentary and discussion presented by Kathryn Dodge, Alison Griffin, and Elise Scanlon of Radio Higher Ed.

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Copyright © 2015 Radio Higher Ed . All Rights Reserved. Podcast Intro and Exit music by Won (FLT RSK) / CC BY-NC 3.0 Produced in conjunction with the Average Guy Podcast Network.

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Reauthorization: challenges and top priorities for the new Congress (6:33)

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The effect of the economy and looming presidential election on Congress’ ability to tackle HEA priorities? (4:35)

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Key distinctions and potential policy shifts by the new HELP Committee (11:03)

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The impact on HEA of broader federal policies including immigration reform. (4:20)

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Progress on the President’s 2020 goals for degree attainment. How are we doing? (4:35)

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Predictions on whether skills gap issues will be addressed in HEA. (4:29)

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The impact of the Gainful Employment on for profit higher education. (7:04)

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What the gainful employment rule says about quality assurance generally. (3:28)

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Ideas on accreditation innovation and re-examining the TRIAD. (5:20)

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Policy shifts for newly elected governors: new funding structures, STEAM disciplines and work with independent institutions (6:16)

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Innovative models in state funding for higher education. (1:59)

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The states and federal gridlock (:49)

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Contributors offer advice for governors and the new Congress (4:08)