Speakers Forum II

Speakers Forum
Speakers Forum

Applying a Business Model to Public Higher Education • February 23, 2018

Inver Hills Community College is hosting a speakers forum titled “Applying a Business Model to Public Higher Education” Friday, February 23, 2018, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Heritage Hall Room 203 on the college’s main campus in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.

The forum is the second in a series on the topic of higher education. The first forum was “Collegiate Leadership in the 21st Century.”

Town Square Television is filming the event. Dave Berger, Inver Hills sociology faculty, reported that his sociology students are involved in all aspects of the speakers forum’s production.

Applying a Business Model to Public Higher Education

WHAT: Speakers Forum
David Shultz, Political Science Professor, Hamline University
Bud Nornes, Minnesota State Representative, (R) District 08A
Larry Pogemiller, Commissioner, Minnesota Office of Higher Education
James Grabowska, President, Inter Faculty Organization, MN State University Mankato
WHEN: Friday, February 23, 2018 • 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Heritage Hall Room 203
Inver Hills Community College
2500 80th Street East
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55076

“Our panel will feature four speakers,” Dave said. “Each panelist will get exactly twelve minutes to address the topic. Then we will have a question-and-answer session for about thirty minutes. Questions from the audience will be collected on note cards and asked by our student emcees—the production crew for our forum is made up of students, staff and faculty. The entire forum will last about ninety minutes.”

Dave added that the event is not a debate, but rather a forum to present a variety of different views on the topic of applying a business model to public higher education.

“We find that providing indirect questions allows for a more respectful and safe environment,” he said. “This forum is being filmed by Town Square Television before a live audience of students, staff, faculty and community members. We expect between fifty to one hundred people to attend. The program will eventually be broadcast on local cable television and YouTube.”

To learn more about the upcoming speakers forum, contact:

Dave Berger
Sociology Faculty


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