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Terry Hartle Will Host Community Colloquium September 27

August 28, 2018

Communications Staff

OBERLIN—The campus community is invited to a community colloquium on September 27, 2018, in which Dr. Terry Hartle, Senior Vice President of Government and Public Affairs at the American Council on Education (ACE) will present a talk titled “The Public’s View of Higher Education.” The event will take place in Hall Auditorium at 4:45pm.

Dr. Hartle earned a doctorate in public policy from The George Washington University, a master’s in public administration from The Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and a bachelor’s degree in history—summa cum laude—from Hiram College. He has authored and coauthored numerous articles, books, and national studies and has served with ACE for more than 20 years. At ACE, the major coordinating body for the nation’s colleges and universities, he has directed comprehensive efforts to engage federal policymakers on a broad range of issues including student aid, government regulation, scientific research, and tax policy. Dr. Hartle’s research specialties include accreditation, federal student aid, finance, college costs, and tuition.

The community colloquium is an opportunity for Oberlin College faculty and staff to learn more about trends confronting higher education, including the erosion of public confidence in institutions of higher learning. ACE has conducted significant public opinion research on this erosion, which has directly resulted in increased scrutiny of higher education. Dr. Hartle will discuss the results of this data and what these conclusions mean for Oberlin and higher education as a whole in the current climate.

Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Academic and Administrative Program Review Steering Committee David Kamitsuka remarks, “Terry is an influential advocate for higher education. He has thought deeply about the recent and growing negative and partisan perception of higher education institutions, and how that change in perception could impact colleges like Oberlin. I look forward to hearing more about his important research.”

For those who cannot attend in person, an opportunity for a livestream presentation is available to a limited number of participants.