Austin College President Marjorie Hass was featured in two 30-minute KERA McCuistion Television broadcasts on “The Impact of Technology on Higher Education: A Brave New World” in May 2014 that are scheduled for rebroadcast on January 18 and 25.
Host Dennis McCuistion moderated the discussions with President Hass; Dr. George Siemens, executive director of the LINK Lab (Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge) at UT–Arlington; Toni Portmann, CEO of Lockin (e-learning platform); and Dr. Adam Brackin, arts and technology faculty member, UT– Dallas. Part One will be rebroadcast on January 18, and Part Two, which includes clips from Salman Khan, 2013 Austin College Posey Leadership Award recipient, will be rebroadcast on January 25. McCuistion TV episodes air on KERA-TV on Sundays at 12:30 p.m.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 36 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of 1,250 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 12:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.