Miller Lecture: “The Research University in the Digital Age” on April 22

April 19, 2013

The Annual Charles L. Miller Lecture is taking place on Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at 4:00pm in the MIT Faculty Club, Dining Room 5.  Refreshments will be served at 3:30pm.  The lecturer is Lawrence S. Bacow, President Emeritus of Tufts University and Former MIT Chancellor.  The topic for this lecture is “The Research University in the Digital Age.”  Online learning threatens to revolutionize undergraduate education. Many predict that the lecture will cease to exist as faculty “flip their classrooms.” As online education improves, colleges and universities will be under increasing pressure to justify the value added by the residential experience. What are the consequences of all of this for the research university? Undergraduate and graduate education are, after all, joint products. How will graduate education and the research function change in response to developments in online undergraduate education?

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