Video of Goldstein mic checked several times at New School panel on higher ed

The New School has posted the full video from its 12/8 panel on the future of higher education, where Chancellor Goldstein spoke and was challenged at various points about tuition increases, open admissions, and cutting adjunct healthcare.

Highlights include:

@5:14 audience members “allergic” to Goldstein during introduction
@58:50 Goldstein challenged on administration growth and executive pay   MIC CHECK!
@1:00:23 says CUNY’s “largest investment” over the past 9 years, other than capital expenditures, has been faculty   MIC CHECK: adjuncts losing health care!
@1:15:00 retired CUNY professor says liberal arts has deteriorated at CUNY, condemns the end of remediation at senior colleges, and calls and Board Chair Benno Schmidt an enemy of public education
@1:19:20 Medgar student says CUNY has failed low-income, minority neighborhoods by raising tuition, ending open admissions, and favoring certain campuses
@1:25:50 student points out (again!) that the panel is all male and asks Goldstein whether his view of education as a “national security issue” justifies surveillance of Muslim students on CUNY campuses
@1:27:06 final MIC CHECK

For more background about the event, see

The Future of
Higher Education

Thursday and Friday
December 8–9, 2011

The Center for Public Scholarship presents
the 26th Social Research conference at the New School
John Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, NYC

This public conference aims to engage both experts and the public in discussions that will deepen our understandings of the ways in which higher education is changing while many universities enter into global collaborations and the U.S. education model is exported abroad. We aim to outline the ways in which U.S. university leadership can work to ensure that U.S. universities can continue to adapt and thrive as their contexts change.

Keynote Panel, 6 P.M. December 8, Features:
Jamshed Bharucha, President, Cooper Union
Matthew Goldstein, Chancellor, The City University of New York
Neil Grabois, President Emeritus, Colgate University
David Van Zandt, President, The New School
Robert Zimmer, President, The University of Chicago

Featured Speakers: Lisa Anderson, Ahmed Bawa, Jorge Balan, Henry Bienen, Peter Brooks, Jonathan Cole, John Douglass, James J. Duderstadt, Daniel Fallon, S. Parasuraman, and Vijay Kumar