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What happens to colleges and universities after peak higher education? Some background: five years ago I introduced the peak higher ed idea with a blog post. Inspired by other peak discussions (peak car, peak sand, peak oil, etc.) I applied the … Continue reading
Four years ago yes, way back in 2013 – I first wrote about the peak higher education concept. Let’s see how it holds up. To refresh your memory: this idea began as a blog post where I laid out the … Continue reading
Bloomberg News caught on to the peak higher education idea this week. They offer a different term, “the college contraction“, and add some excited language: Small U.S. Colleges Battle Death Spiral The article does a fine job of summarizing trends. … Continue reading
How does America’s education system change, if we just passed peak higher ed? One response might be a return to vocational technology curricula. Consider: if the college world is starting to shrink, how will people learn skills for careers? The … Continue reading
Inside Higher Ed published my essay entitled Has Higher Ed Peaked? In it I raise the idea of applying peak models to the entire sector of American higher education. It’s a think piece, a provocation. Yes, it sprang from last year’s … Continue reading
In a recent blog post Clay Shirky argues that higher education’s economic model has broken. Shirky offers the title “The End of Higher Education’s Golden Age”, describing a fine past (roughly 1950-1975) and its decline by degrees (1975-2004). I made … Continue reading
Today I’m holding the first class for my Georgetown University Learning, Design, and Technology future of higher education class. It’s one I created from scratch and am enormously fond of. I’ve taught it several times, and am keeping the majority … Continue reading
One well-known risk of working on climate change is depression. The topic presents so many terrible futures that dwelling in it can be mentally brutal. In response to this grim issue, people have been offering hopeful ways of thinking about … Continue reading
Are you teaching a class this fall which addresses how climate change might impact higher education? If so, I’m available to contribute, if it makes sense for your pedagogical and curricular purposes. To explain: for several years now I’ve been … Continue reading
This morning I’m speaking to the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)’s conference in Cleveland, Ohio. My topic: higher education in the climate crisis. I’m not sure if a recording will be available, nor if anyone will live-tweet it, … Continue reading