In response to new legislation passed earlier this month by Virginia’s General Assemble, Mason will host university administrators from across the state for a conference, “Higher Education in Virginia: Looking Toward the Next Decade,” on Tuesday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema on the Fairfax Campus.
The legislation will enable the commonwealth’s higher education institutions to meet the goal of issuing an additional 100,000 degrees over the next 15 years, thus making Virginia home to one of the most highly education workforces in the nation.
Representatives from Virginia’s colleges and universities, state higher education agencies and national higher education associations and organizations are expected to attend the conference.
The conference will address how to meet the goals of the new legislation, which were identified by the Governor’s Higher Education Commission on Reform, Innovation and Investment.
Panel discussions will address ways to increase student graduation rates and student diversity; the relationship between the public, private and for-profit sectors and their influences on higher education issues; the role of research in higher education in Virginia; and the future of global education at Virginia colleges.
More information about the higher education conference can be found here.