The tumultuous early weeks of the Trump administration have produced plenty of headlines and controversy, but almost nothing on higher education. The nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, has only recently been confirmed, and given her background in K-12, higher education was not a major theme of her Senate hearing. The announcement of a task force to reform higher ed, to be led by Liberty University President, Jerry Falwell, Jr., gave little detail about its policy priorities or objectives, but remains the young administration’s only substantive action on higher ed to date.

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About the Author:

Gerry DiGiusto has worked in higher education, both in the U.S. and in Europe, for more than 20 years as a teacher, researcher, strategist, and consultant. Prior to joining Motivis Learning as Vice President for Strategy, Gerry was Director of Consulting Services at Pearson Education, where he built and launched Pearson’s first strategic consulting team to focus on student experience, teaching and learning innovation, and revenue growth for colleges and universities.