University presidents spoke at a virtual conference and agreed that change is on the horizon for higher-ed institutions

‘Collision of crises’ make change inevitable for higher ed


University presidents spoke at a virtual conference and agreed that change is on the horizon for higher-ed institutions

Change has come swiftly for higher education, and it looks like change is here to stay, acknowledged university presidents from Texas and Georgia in addressing the impacts of the pandemic and growing racial unrest on the higher education landscape.

Speaking at the annual conference of the Network for Change and Continuous Innovation (NCCI), the presidents of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, and Texas A&M University—San Antonio agreed that the ongoing “collision of crises” marks a defining moment for how universities and colleges will conduct business in the future.

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The panelists emphasized the need for higher education to determine new ways for “reskilling” workers due to changes in business ecosystem models, the urgency of addressing issues related to the structural inequities of institutional racism, and the opportunity to clearly define, as a whole and at the individual institution level, a compelling value proposition.

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