We live in an age of predictions – of the economy, the environment, technology, medicine, communication, and much more, writes Scott D. Miller at the Wheeling News Register. Higher education is not immune from trends. In fact, predicting trends at colleges and universities is a very hot topic these days.
That’s because campus life as we know it is beginning to change radically. The trends heralding that change are already here.
My recent visits to various professional conferences have constituted a preview of what administrators and faculty will soon know as reality. Whether campuses are public or private, two-year or four-year, residential or commuter, the changes impacting higher education are inevitable. What remains for us as higher education leaders is to decide how to respond to them and, we hope, benefit from them.
And much of this, by the way, is cause for optimism. Let’s take a stroll around the campus of 2019.