Online Learning Update

October 27, 2016

Current, former presidents talk higher ed disruption

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

by Jarrett Carter, Education Dive

A convening of current and former college presidents at the University of Virginia put on public display executive thoughts about the future of higher education, which all agree will be “disrupted” by technology, affordability and public appropriations in the near future. University of Virginia President John T. Casteen III told the audience that disruption was not new in higher education; in the 1990s, states cut funding and forced schools nationwide to be more aggressive about fundraising, giving them more autonomy over institutional budgets. The panelists agreed diversity and globalization would require institutions to view higher education as an asset, rather than an obstacle, to domestic progress. “Globalism and competition have really created the circumstances to put higher education in a position to take the lead,” Judson University President Gene Crume said.

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