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Top 10 List: Prepare for The College of 2020 ?>

Top 10 List: Prepare for The College of 2020

Is your college ready for 2020? Are you anticipating how society is going to change and trying to position yourself where your customer wants you to be? Or, are you stuck in the old mode of thinking that what we have is good enough? This is a partial checklist of what colleges should to be doing to be ahead of the game: 1. Articulation — Is your college negotiating agreements with community colleges, other institutions with similar missions and programs…

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Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain ?>

Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain

The next decade is going to be a sorting out process for private colleges and universities. The wealthy ones with large followings and a national name will be fine financially. But the smaller, less well-known regional institutions that don’t have significant financial resources will struggle to make it. Those that figure out how to appeal to prospective students, add value, and meet customers where they are, tailoring their offerings to the audience, have the best chance. Every now and then,…

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The New Higher Ed Model ?>

The New Higher Ed Model

Higher education is about to undergo a profound shift to a new more-open style with many competitors and options, even more than there are right now. The traditional style of higher education – residential four-year bachelor-degree oriented campuses – will hang on, but increasingly wane as the predominant model of higher education. The College of 2020 is grounded in the ideas that will contribute to that shift, ideas we first expressed two years ago in the report The College of…

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