Long ago, in the days of yore, when I was completing high school and looking to what was next, college was the path of least resistance. Unfortunately, as it turned out, following that path put me on a trajectory that would take 3 colleges, many majors and an embarrassing amount of tuition to finally spit me out the other side with a degree.
And, here’s the kicker, like so many others, when I was newly minted, I still didn’t really have a clue about how to engage with the problems I wanted to help solve. That took another 5 years to figure out… and is a story for another time.
So, long story short, whenever I hear about a new, innovative approach to higher education – especially one that engages students, rather than locking them into a system – I want to know more. My guest for the 172nd Terms of Reference Podcast, Eric Glustrom, is the CEO and President of Watson. Watson is a new university model tailored for next generation innovators, leaders, and social entrepreneurs. Eric tells us Watson protects the courage of the next generation so they can pioneer their education, trail blaze lives as innovators, and contribute to solving the toughest challenges facing the world.
I’m hoping you’ll be as inspired as I was recording this interview with Eric and left with the hope that all of our institutions of higher education can become more learner driven.
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