The future of work is changing and college curriculums must change to best prepare students for the demands of their careers, many of which have yet to be imagined.

What trends in academic courses and areas of study are being accelerated by Covid-19? What new areas of the economy are pushing higher education into new directions? How can college graduates prepare for a world where automation is increasingly more prevalent? To find out, Scott Carlson, a senior writer at The Chronicle, joins education experts for a look at what’s ahead.
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3:30 pm | Introduction 

3:35 pm | Presentation
The Future of Work
Michelle Weise examines how the pandemic will change work and workforce development.

3:45 pm | Panel
How Covid Has Changed Work
Scott Carlson leads a discussion with Michelle Weise and Christine Cruzvergara about how the pandemic-spurred shift to remote work has changed the professional landscape and how colleges can help students prepare for a new kind of office culture.

4:10 pm | Presentation
Where Do We Expect Skill Turmoil in a Post-Pandemic World
Mike Belcher will explore how new technologies will impact areas of growth.

4:25 pm | Panel
The New Academic Landscape
Jeremy Podany and Bob Atkins join Scott Carlson to discuss new academic courses expected to grow in the years ahead, including data science and public health, and how the pandemic will further change curriculums of the future.

4:55 pm | Final Notes




Bob Atkins
CEO, Gray Associates


Mike Belcher
Director EdTech Innovation,
HP Inc.

Bob Atkins
CEO, Gray Associates


Scott Carlson
Senior Writer,
The Chronicle of Higher Education


Christine Cruzvergara
Vice President of Higher Education and Student Success, Handshake


Jeremy Podany
CEO, The Career Leadership Collective


Michelle Weise
Senior Advisor at Imaginable Futures, and Author of Long Life Learning: Preparing for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet

The New Shape of Work
Thursday, October 8 | 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. ET