2020 Program Sessions

218. Values, Higher Education, and the Humanities

8:30 AM–9:45 AM Jan 10, 2020 (US - Pacific)


Session Information

Description: The Gates Foundation has convened the Postsecondary Value Commission to examine the arguments for higher education in today’s climate. Patrick Methvin, head of postsecondary education initiatives at Gates, discusses the work of the commission and the question of how we define value with the authors of The New Education (Davidson) and The Great Mistake: How We Wrecked Public Universities and How We Can Fix Them (Newfield).


Cathy Davidson, Graduate Center, City U of New York

Patrick Methvin, Gates Foundation

Christopher John Newfield, U of California, Santa Barbara