It appears that there is consensus that long-standing assumptions about who and how we serve learners post high school has Changed!
Buyers of post high school education are thinking in a different context.
The context or current day thinking about educational attainment “Beyond 2021 is evolving exponentially
On April 29, 2021, we hosted a virtual event, “Calling All Brains on Deck: Connecting Higher Education Leaders for Emergent Action” to engage in a conversation with a diverse set of stakeholders from both 2Y and 4Y institutions, service providers, policy makers, foundations and publishers.
68% of the participants had 20+ years’ experience in higher education and 80% had 10+ years. And 36% were leaders, 20% were faculty/staff, and 44% were service providers.
The rate of change in rural Idaho may not equal the rate of change in a major metropolitan location such as Philadelphia. Hence, some assumptions such as the age of a typical learner enrolling in a college course may hold accurate for several more years in certain regions
The first cohort from “Calling All Brains on Deck” proved to be a community of passionate problem solvers. In last year’s collaborative exchange, stakeholders with very different responsibilities achieved consensus on the following considerations:
Key Actions to consider might include:
As an industry, our strong suit is to “talk about” the looming changes upon us. What’s Missing is taking “concerted actions” towards new process design of what works.
As higher education moves toward a post-pandemic 'new normal,' we look forward to exploring what that might look like for funding innovation at scale.
In 2020, the Center for American Progress reported an estimated cumulative state budget shortfall of $765 BILLION over the next three years. Your capacity to maximize the best return on investment is more important and urgent than ever before.
This is a Call to Action