Educational Technology

May 29, 2017

What Higher Education Can Learn From Summer Camps

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by Steven Mintz, Inside Higher Ed

The American higher educational system has proven to be remarkably adaptable and resilient. As we’ve recently learned in the case of Sweet Briar, it’s awfully hard to close a college. The value of an institution – to faculty, staff, alumni, and the surrounding community – is simply too great to allow a college to shut down without protest. But the challenges that face higher education are daunting, especially for small rural colleges and regional comprehensives located in areas with falling populations. Demographic, financial, and political pressures appear likely to intensify. What, then, might the future hold? Let’s look at an odd but plausible analogy: Summer camps.

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