The Future of Higher Education

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Author: Dan Clawson,Max Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136164448

Category: Social Science

Page: 76

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Higher education is more important than ever, for individual success and for national economic growth. And yet higher education in the United States is in crisis: public funding has been in free fall; tuition has skyrocketed making colleges and universities less accessible; basic structures such as tenure are under assault. The Future of Higher Education analyzes the crisis in higher education, describing how a dominant neo-liberal political ideology has significantly changed the U.S. system of higher education. The book examines the contemporary landscape of higher education institutions and asks and answers these questions: Who is able to attend college? Who pays for our system of higher education? Who works at and who governs colleges and universities? The book concludes with a plan for radically revitalizing higher education in the United States. The goal of this new, unique Series is to offer readable, teachable "thinking frames" on today’s social problems and social issues by leading scholars, all in short 60 page or shorter formats, and available for view on http://routledge.customgateway.com/routledge-social-issues.html For instructors teaching a wide range of courses in the social sciences, the Routledge Social Issues Collection now offers the best of both worlds: originally written short texts that provide "overviews" to important social issues as well as teachable excerpts from larger works previously published by Routledge and other presses.

The Future of Higher Education

Policy, Pedagogy and the Student Experience

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Author: Les Bell,Howard Stevenson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1847064728

Category: Education

Page: 173

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The Future of Higher Education coursebook comprehensively explores policy, pedagogy and the student experience.

College (Un)Bound

The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students

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Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544027078

Category: Education

Page: 238

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Discusses the problems facing four-year colleges in the wake of the 2008 recession that left graduates with enormous debts and slim job prospects in a tough economy and describes institutions that are innovating to better prepare students in the future.30,000 first printing.

Universities, the Citizen Scholar and the Future of Higher Education

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Author: J. Arvanitakis,D. Hornsby

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137538694

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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The future of higher education is in question as universities struggle to remain relevant to the present and future needs of society. The context in which learning occurs is rapidly changing and those engaged and interested in the place and position of university education need to figure out to adapt. This book embodies a vision for higher education where graduate attributes and proficiencies are at the core of the academic project, where degree programs move beyond disciplinary content and where students are encouraged to be Citizen Scholars. Through a series of cross-disciplinary and contextual cases, the contributors to this book articulate how this vision can be achieved in our pedagogical environments, future proofing higher education.

The Future of Higher Education

How Emerging Technologies Will Change Education Forever

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Author: Lasse Rouhiainen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539450139

Category:

Page: 96

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Do you believe that traditional education could be improved with the development of new technologies? Are you interested in learning the best practices of running a successful and effective online course? Have you ever thought about the potential impact that artificial intelligence could have on classrooms around the world? In today's world, changes in technology are happening much faster than we can appreciate, and we have a unique opportunity to learn from and apply these tools in new and creative ways, impacting the ways that we learn every day. After reading this book you will know: Best practices and techniques for e-learning that you can quickly implement for your own Online courses. How artificial intelligence will impact our world in the not-so-distant future and the changes it will generate in the field of education. How immersive technologies like virtual reality and augmented reality can be implemented in education. A summary of skills that will be most sought after in the world of the future. And a whole lot more... You will also find valuable opinions on the world of technology and education from various experts in their fields. Take action today! Scroll to the top and select the "BUY" button.

Knowledge Economy, Development and the Future of Higher Education

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Author: Michael A. Peters

Publisher: Sense Pub

ISBN: 9789087900694

Category: Education

Page: 267

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Prophetically, almost thirty years ago Jean-François Lyotard forecast the end of the modern research university based on Enlightenment principles. He envisaged the emergence of technical institutes in the service of the information-rich global multinationals. This book reflects on the post-war Western university and its discourses charting the crisis of the concept of the modern university. First, it examines the university within a global networked economy; second, it adopts poststructuralist perspectives in epistemology, politics and ethics to appraise the role of the contemporary university; third, it introduces the notion of 'development' in a critical fashion as a way of explaining its potentially new regional and international learning roles; fourth, it analyzes the rise of global science and the disciplines in the context of the global economy; and, finally, it raises Lyotard's 'logic of performativity' and the assessment of research quality within a neoliberal economy, linking it firmly to the question of freedom and the republic of science.

The Great University Gamble

Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education

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Author: Andrew McGettigan

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 9780745332949

Category: Education

Page: 200

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In 2010 the UK government proposed huge cuts and market-driven reforms for Universities. The proposals provoked widespread opposition in the form of street protests, occupations, and online campaigns. As the dust settles, Andrew McGettigan surveys the emerging brave new world of Higher Education. Displaying a stunning grasp of the policy details, he looks at the long term impact of the changes, which have been obscured by the focus on tuition fee increases. What will be the role of universities within society? How will they be funded? What kind of experiences will they offer students? Written in a clear and engaging style,The Great University Gamble outlines the architecture of the new policy regime, which many find difficult to grasp. It is an urgent warning that our Universities are being transformed from institutions of real learning to profit-driven degree factories.

The Future of Higher Education in the Middle East and Africa

QS Middle East and North Africa Professional Leaders in Education Conference

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Author: Habib M. Fardoun,Kevin J. Downing,Mandy Mok

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319646567

Category: Education

Page: 249

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This book addresses some of the challenges posed by the globalization of higher education. It examines the emergence and resulting challenges of English as Lingua Franca (ELF) and of the decision to use English as the Medium of Instruction (EMI) as part of a strategic policy of internationalization. It looks at survival challenges caused by globalization and expansion, the diversity challenge, the concept of marginality and how marginality can lead to creativity, teaching and encouraging entrepreneurialism, the tools needed for internationalizing higher education in developing countries, innovative approaches, the intelligent use of technology, and finally, the value of non-constraint engagement in driving teaching and course quality improvements. The expansion of higher education and the increasingly international body of students and staff continue to inspire and drive the development of global higher education systems. Whilst these systems began locally, many are now engaging with the challenges of retaining their local flavour whilst embracing the march of globalisation. The challenge is to find local solutions that also meet the requirements of the rapid development of what might be termed the ‘massification’ of international higher education. This book reflects these contemporary challenges through its variety of topics taken from countries as diverse as Hong Kong, Panama, South Africa, USA and Saudi Arabia. The topics are as diverse as some of the local solutions but each chapter represents a response to a rapidly changing global landscape.

The Future of Higher Education

Rhetoric, Reality, and the Risks of the Market

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Author: Frank Newman,Lara Couturier,Jamie Scurry

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470730625

Category: Education

Page: 304

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A powerful look at the risks inherent in the trend toward making higher education a market rather than a regulated public sector, The Future of Higher Education reveals the findings of an extensive four-year investigation into the major forces that are transforming our American system of higher education. The book explores the challenges of intensified competition among institutions, globalization of colleges and universities, the expansion of the new for-profit and virtual institutions, and the influence of technology on learning. This important resource offers college and university leaders and policy makers an analysis of the impact of these forces of change and includes suggestions for creating an effective higher education market as well as a call for a renewed focus on the public purposes of higher education.

Impacting the Future of Higher Education

Insight Into a New Model That Works for Students, Academic Institutions and America

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Author: Becky Takeda-Tinker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781619617438

Category: Education

Page: 160

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There is a crisis in higher education. Fewer students are attending traditional four-year colleges and universities, and increasing numbers of those who do aren't completing their degrees. Tuition and fees continue to increase, and even students with degrees have challenges finding good-paying jobs to help them pay off their student loans. Enter Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global). CSU-Global is the nation's first and only 100 percent online, nonprofit, independently accredited state institution. It successfully serves students without state financial support and has not increased tuition in more than six years. CSU-Global meets or exceeds industry benchmarks for student retention and graduation rates, and salary data and employer surveys reveal its students' success on the job. What is the CSU-Global secret? In this insightful book, CSU-Global President Becky Takeda-Tinker throws open the university's playbook and reveals everything from the wealth of data it collects to how it works to provide students a return on investment. In the end, however, Takeda-Tinker always comes back to this: Colleges and universities that know who they serve and serve them well can retain and graduate students who will be successful in today's economy. Restoring American competitiveness in a global marketplace depends on our getting this right.

World University Rankings and the Future of Higher Education

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Author: Downing, Kevin,Ganotice, Jr., Fraide A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522508201

Category: Education

Page: 534

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Delivering quality education to students while remaining competitive at an international level is only one of the many challenges universities face today. To attain their goals, universities must adopt new strategies to achieve academic excellence. World University Rankings and the Future of Higher Education is a pivotal reference source for the latest scholarly research on the implementation of a ranking system for higher education institutions, providing a thorough overview of the impacts of these rankings on educational quality. Exploring the benefits and challenges of this system in a global context, this book is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, students, administrators, and policy makers interested in the effects of university rankings in the education sector and beyond.

The Future of University Education

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Author: Michał Izak,Monika Kostera,Michał Zawadzki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319468944

Category: Education

Page: 346

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This collected volume of essays offers glimpses of the future of university education. While universities consider the spirit of theoretical exchange and intellectual pursuit to be a defining trait of their identity, this book argues that this heritage is disappearing under the influence of the short-term demands of societies and markets. Universities used to be sites of dissent, civil courage and societal conscience, but have now instead become little more than pseudo-businesses, rendering them incapable of remaining critical or independent. However, with more people going to university every year, there is a strong resistance to the notion that the university as a collegial and critical institution is dead, among academics as well as the broader public. With contributions from scholars across the world, this edited collection explores the ramifications of marketization on universities, and provides glimpses of what higher education will look like in the future. It will be of great interest to teachers and students in higher education, as well as policy makers and those interested in the current and future state of higher education.

The End of College

Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

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Author: Kevin Carey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101634596

Category: Education

Page: 288

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From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand. Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world’s most famous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher education. College courses that had been kept for centuries from all but an elite few were released to millions of students throughout the world—for free. Exploding college prices and a flagging global economy, combined with the derring-do of a few intrepid innovators, have created a dynamic climate for a total rethinking of an industry that has remained virtually unchanged for a hundred years. In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends—the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology—are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world. Insightful, innovative, and accessible, The End of College is a must-read, and an important contribution to the developing conversation about education in this country.

The Signals Are Talking

Why Today's Fringe Is Tomorrow's Mainstream

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Author: Amy Webb

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1610396677

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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A Fast Company best book of the yearA Washington Post bestsellerWinner of the 2017 Axiom Business Book Award in Business Technology How do you tell a real trend from the merely trendy? How, for example, will a technology--like artificial intelligence, machine learning, self-driving cars, biohacking, bots, and the Internet of Things--affect us, our businesses, and workplaces? How will it eventually change the way we live, work, play, and think--and how should we prepare for it now? In The Signals Are Talking, noted futurist Amy Webb shows us how to analyze the "true signals"--those patterns that will coalesce into a trend with the potential to change everything-and land on the right side of disruption. The future, Webb shows, isn't something that happens to us passively. Using a proven, tested methodology, she enables us to see ahead and forecast what's to come--challenging us to create our own preferred futures.

Change We Must

Deciding the Future of Higher Education

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Author: Matthew Goldstein,George Otte

Publisher: Rosettabooks

ISBN: 9780795348044

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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College is too expensive for too many; politicians call for more financial support but approve far less; underpaid and overworked adjuncts teach vastly more than the impressive faculty who drew students to campus; departments and administrations focus more on protecting their territories than on pedagogy or even management. Technology is extolled and resisted, hyped as the force that will utterly transform or deform education. It seems clear that the American system of higher education is broken.No one "fix" will serve. In a series of essays collected and edited by Matthew Goldstein, credited with reviving the vast but waning City University of New York, and George Otte, Director of Academic Technology at CUNY, well-respected and innovative educators offer solutions to the fiscal, administrative, pedagogical, technical, and political problems. As the editors say of their fellow contributors, "Their solutions mean changing hearts and minds as well as budget processes and governance, managing change and technology as well as teaching and learning."Among the solutions:* Break the centuries-old models of brick and mortar education and replace it with online, peer-led, and adaptive learning.* Re-envision governance so even reluctant faculty and administrators can once again become invested in education rather than self-interest.* Implement innovations that demonstrably work and earn faculty buy-in.* Find innovative ways of promoting the changes American education so desperately needs, including figuring out when and where students are most likely to learn.With solutions from such stellar educators and thought-leaders as Cathy Davidson, Candace Thille, Ray Schroeder, James Hilton, and Jonathan Cole, Change We Must is a must-read for anyone wanting American higher education to succeed and thrive in these challenging times.

The Future of University Credentials

New Developments at the Intersection of Higher Education and Hiring

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Author: Sean R. Gallagher

Publisher: Harvard Education Press

ISBN: 9781612509686

Category: Education

Page: 272

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This book is an exploration of the evolving relations between higher education and the work world.--

The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education

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Author: Alphin Jr., Henry C.,Chan, Roy Y.,Lavine, Jennie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1522525610

Category: Education

Page: 321

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Education is the foundation to almost all successful lives, and it is important that a high level of schooling be available on a global scale. Studying the trends in accessibility in education will allow educators to improve their own teaching techniques, as well as expand their influence to more remote areas in the world. The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education is a comprehensive reference source for the latest scholarly material on emerging methods and trends in disseminating knowledge in university settings. Featuring extensive coverage on relevant topics such as e-learning, economic perspectives, and educational technology, this publication is ideally designed for educators, academics, students, and researchers interested in expanding their knowledge of global education.

The Future of Higher Education

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 105

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This White Paper addresses the problems of access to and finance for higher education.

The Ideas Industry

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Author: Daniel Drezner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190264608

Category:

Page: 344

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The concept of the "public intellectual" has a rich and colorful history. It began in the early twentieth century, when the new mass media catapulted intellectuals who were able to write for the general public to semi-stardom. The first wave included figures like Walter Lippmann - who coinedthe term "stereotype" and is widely considered the founder of media studies - and by the 1950s, public intellectuals as a species had become a powerful and influential force in the American cultural landscape. By the 1970s, the standard definition of the public intellectual had solidified: a person(often university-affiliated, but not always) able to discuss and dispute any serious issue, typically in venues like The New York Review of Books, and occasionally influence politics. The traditional definition of the public intellectual remains with us, but as Daniel W. Drezner shows in The Ideas Industry, it has been gradually supplanted by a new model in recent years: the "thought leader." In contrast to public intellectuals, thought leaders gain fame as purveyors of a singlebig idea. Also, instead of battling it out with intellectual combatants in the pages of The Partisan Review, The Public Interest, and their descendants, they often work through institutions that are closed to the public and which release information selectively. Thought leaders and their associatedideas tend to become brands - hedgehogs to the public intellectual fox. They have also proven to be quite successful, as evidenced by TED, Aspen Ideas, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the like. Furthermore, they often align with one side of a politically polarized debate and enjoy the support ofideologically friendly private funders. Drezner identifies increasing inequality as a prime mover of this shift, contending that our present-day class of plutocrats not only wants to go back to school, it wants to force "schools" - in the form of intellectuals with elite affiliations - to come tothem. And they have the money to make this happen. Drezner, however, does not see the phenomenon as necessarily negative. While there are certainly some downsides to the contemporary ideas industry, he argues that it is very good at broadcasting intellectual content widely and reaching largeaudiences of people hungry for new thinking. Both fair-minded and trenchant, The Ideas Industry will reshape our understanding of contemporary public intellectual life in America and the West.

Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education

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Author: Nathan D. Grawe

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421424142

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Higher education faces a looming demographic storm. Decades-long patterns in fertility, migration, and immigration persistently nudge the country toward the Hispanic Southwest. As a result, the Northeast and Midwest—traditional higher education strongholds—expect to lose 5 percent of their college-aged populations between now and the mid-2020s. Furthermore, and in response to the Great Recession, child-bearing has plummeted. In 2026, when the front edge of this birth dearth reaches college campuses, the number of college-aged students will drop almost 15 percent in just 5 years. In Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education, Nathan D. Grawe has developed the Higher Education Demand Index (HEDI), which relies on data from the 2002 Education Longitudinal Study (ELS) to estimate the probability of college-going using basic demographic variables. Analyzing demand forecasts by institution type and rank while disaggregating by demographic groups, Grawe provides separate forecasts for two-year colleges, elite institutions, and everything in between. The future demand for college attendance, he argues, depends critically on institution type. While many schools face painful contractions, for example, demand for elite schools is expected to grow by more than 15 percent in future years. Essential for administrators and trustees who are responsible for recruitment, admissions, student support, tenure practices, facilities construction, and strategic planning, this book is a practical guide for navigating coming enrollment challenges.