Five Ways Universities Have Already Changed in the 21st Century
“Global higher education underwent a period of remarkable change in the first 15 years of the 21st century. Five key trends affecting universities around the world illustrate how, despite increased access to information, our understanding of higher education remains limited.”
Platinum Pay in Ivory Towers
“Ideally, higher education is dedicated to values different from those that govern Wall Street and corporate America. It supposedly calls students to more soulful concerns, even to sacrifice.But that message is muddled when some of the people who run colleges wallow in payments and perks that would once have been considered vulgar.”
What’s the Point of a Professor?
“For a majority of undergraduates, beyond the two and a half hours per week in class, contact ranges from negligible to nonexistent. In their first year, 33 percent of students report that they never talk with professors outside of class, while 42 percent do so only sometimes. Seniors lower that disengagement rate only a bit, with 25 percent never talking to professors, and 40 percent sometimes.”
The Category of Digital Courseware: Emerging Trends
“Time for Class: Lessons for the Future of Digital Courseware in Higher Education” is a new three-part series from education consultants Tyton Partners that considers the current state of the digital courseware market.