KJZZ is featuring two new documentaries as part of a series called Tomorrow's College. The programs explore how higher education is changing and why it should matter to you.
You can hear the shows on 91.5 KJZZ, Sunday, Sept. 16 and Sept. 23 at 3 p.m.
The Rise of Phoenix: For-Profit Universities Shake Up the Academy - Sept 16
The rapid rise of for-profit colleges has provoked heated debate and opened new conversations about the costs, quality and purpose of higher learning. Correspondent Emily Hanford examines the history and influence of the for-profit University of Phoenix, exploring how it and other for-profits are shaping the future of college education.
Keyboard College: How Technology is Revolutionizing Higher Education - Sept 23
Technology is changing the way many Americans go to college. From free Ivy League online courses to smart-machine mentors, 21st-century students will be taught in fundamentally new ways. Correspondent Stephen Smith asks whether these innovations can help more people get access to higher education and decrease the cost of college without sacrificing learning.
Other Stories from the series:
Grit, Luck and Money: Preparing Kids for College and Getting Them Through
More people are attending college than ever before, but many aren't finishing. Among low-income students, only nine percent complete a bachelor's degree by age 24. Why are so many students quitting college? What leads a few to beat the odds? ARW's Emily Hanford interviews young people trying to enter the ranks of the middle class, teachers trying to increase their chances, and researchers investigating the nature of persistence. (listen to this story online)
Who Needs an English Major
The most popular college major in America these days is business. Some students think it doesn't pay to study philosophy or history. But advocates of liberal arts programs say their graduates are still among the most likely to become leaders, and that a healthy democracy depends on citizens with a broad and deep education. (listen to this story online)
You can learn more about this series and find additional audio archives by visiting American RadioWorks.