Betty Overton-Adkins - "This Is a Place Open to New Ideas"




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Nov 05, 2014
by Jonathan Elbaz
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Betty Overton-Adkins - "This Is a Place Open to New Ideas"

"Students at the Margins" Fellow reflects on her experiences in Salzburg Betty Overton-Adkins speaks during a panel discussion at "Students at the Margins"

Betty Overton-Adkins has observed higher education and Salzburg Global from a wide variety of vantage points. During her long career in higher education—working as a researcher, funder, policymaker and academic—she's attended sessions in Salzburg in the role of participant, facilitator and faculty.

As she discusses in an interview with Salzburg Global, she's observed how both the organization and higher education institutions worldwide have worked to embrace a more informal and inclusive approach. For example, at her first session in 1995, entitled "Higher Education: Institutional Structures for the 21st Century," participants never asked questions after lectures in Parker Hall, and everyone had to walk from the Meierhof to the Schloss for a coffee break.

Listen to the interview below.