Changing Student Demographics is the top for our 10th post in The Changing Face of Higher Ed series. Despite the focus of many on research and publications, institutions of higher education wouldn’t be what they are without students.
The growth of online education has greatly accelerated. Technology continues to make its mark on college campuses across the nation. With the rapid changes in what’s available in devices and software, leaders of higher education institutions and faculty are being forced to think creatively about how to utilize and even embrace online education.
This blog – the 8th in the series – looks at the changing role of faculty members in relation to curriculum, instruction, and assessment; involvement in strategic planning; and governance.
What is the future role of faculty for institutions of higher learning? Colleges and universities are not known for making rapid changes, although many who work in higher education – especially faculty members — have strong feelings about the ways others need to change. Yet with change happening so quickly and in so many ways, the role of faculty members has to change.
The Changing Face of Higher Ed Part 6: The Future of Public Funding of Higher Ed. Higher education leaders must develop a new model for funding. This blog, the 6th in a series, will discuss where we’ve been and where we’re going in terms of public funding of higher education.
How is change influencing operations and facilities in higher education? Maintenance and operations in higher education are changing with the advent of new technology and declining enrollment.
Part 4 of The Changing Face of Higher Ed Series drills down on student issues’ impact on your institution. To successfully enroll and keep students, colleges and universities will need to look at a variety of factors as they move into the future. We at the Change Leader believe these factors include the changing demographics on campus, students’ prospects for future earnings, the possibility of dropping out, and campus safety, all of which are addressed here.
Improve Higher Ed Governance to move your university or college forward successfully. Higher education continues to be in the hot seat. Institutional leaders are dealing with pressing challenges such as declining enrollments, unreliable federal and state funding, an aging faculty, and public discontent about higher education. In addition, many trends are starting to emerge that will help shape the future of our institutions.
The purpose of higher education is in a state of transition. What traditionally has been a stable part of Western society for so many years now must find ways to remain relevant in a time of expanding knowledge, changing societal values, and increased questioning of authority figures.
We now have five generations in the workplace and those who are coming into leadership positions have virtually NO formal leadership training. One implication of leadership that we’ll address in a future Change Leader blog is the importance of succession planning.