Could We Be Ready for the Credit Hour to be Replaced?

In the first of ongoing series exploring disruptive innovation in education, Philip DiSalvio, Dean of the College of Advancing and Professional Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, interviews Anthony Bryk, President of the Carnegie Foundation on their recent efforts to study alternatives to the current system of academic accreditation.

From the writeup,

“This century-old, time-based reference for measuring educational attainment used by American universities and colleges is under serious scrutiny.”

Read the interview at:

Phil DiSalvio

Philip DiSalvio is the founding dean of the College of Advancing and Professional Studies at UMass Boston. He brings 25 years of experience in professional education and graduate teaching to bear as the College of Advancing and Professional Studies expands and explores new and innovative ways to provide a quality education to non-traditional and adult learners.

Dr. DiSalvio’s research and writing focuses on the seismic changes taking place in higher education today, and has been interviewed extensively in various media publications on the structural changes transforming higher education, academic leadership and disruptive innovation.

Dr. DiSalvio holds an Ed.D. from Harvard University Graduate School of Education in Administration, Planning and Social Policy and a post-doctoral Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Fellowship in Health Policy and Management from Johns Hopkins University, an M.Ed. from Northeastern University and a BA from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Laurisa Neuwirth

Laurisa Neuwirth

Laurisa Neuwirth is a shameless evangelist on behalf of the Greater Boston innovation economy. With a diverse background including software development, philanthropy and human capital, Laurisa blogs about technology disruptions in industries that are critical to our local economy. You can follow her @LaurisaNeuwirth.