#114 – Bridget Burns, Exec. Director, University Innovation Alliance
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What’s in this episode?
This week’s podcast features a recording from this year’s SXSWEDU where I interviewed general all-round duracell bunny Bridget Burns of the University Innovation Alliance. Bridget spoke to me about how University’s can focus on better student experience, value, and access through better collaboration and less walled garden approaches. If you’re familiar with JISC in the UK, you may be reminded of some similar methodologies, though I’d love to hear your thoughts as usual! So get tweeting, emailing, or send in a VM for inclusion.
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Quotes from this episode
- Twitter | LinkedIn
- University Innovation Alliance — Twitter | LinkedIn
- University Initiatives at Arizona State University
- University Innovation Alliance Fellows
- Tim Renick —Twitter | LinkedIn
- National Summit for Student Success Innovation and Campus Transformation
- Free College Movement
- National Conference of State Legislatures
- National Governor’s Association
- Raj Chetty
- John Friedman
- Weight Watchers
- Leadership & Self Deception by The Arbinger Institute
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