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American higher ed enrollment declined in fall 2020. Again.

Enrollment in American colleges and universities declined in fall 2020, according to just-released data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. This is early but important data for two big reasons.  First, it gives us a glimpse into how students … Continue reading

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Imagining higher education after three COVID years

What happens if we don’t have a COVID-19 vaccine by early 2021?  Or 2022?  In other words, what might the world look like if the pandemic continues at around the present level for several years? Last week I used this … Continue reading

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Higher education in fall 2020: three pandemic scenarios

How will the pandemic change higher education? I’ve been exploring and researching this for months now on this blog, with the Future Trends Forum, on Twitter, with my Patreon supporters, through a series of interviews and webinars, and more.  For today’s … Continue reading

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COVID-19 versus higher ed: the downhill slide becomes an avalanche

How might the COVID-19 pandemic ultimately impact higher education? In 2013 I introduced the peak higher education scenario.  I’ve developed it further since. Alas, American higher education has generally fulfilled that forecast.  Now that COVID-19 has hit, things are getting … Continue reading

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More queen sacrifices in Michigan, Texas, and Arkansas

American higher education continues to exercise the queen sacrifice strategy.  Here I’ll share three recent examples from across the country. (If you’re new to the term, it’s one I’ve been using to describe a college or university strategy of cutting … Continue reading

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Snapshot of a conversational morning

I’d like to share a small sample of how I use social media.  Not for a spectacular event, nor a comprehensive overview, and definitely not in a professionally ethnographic way, but just to demo some ways social media can work … Continue reading

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Five community colleges to merge

I’ve been forecasting and tracking college mergers for a while.  Today I’d like to add another merger to the list. Five Minnesota community colleges will merge within two years, according to Inside Higher Ed.  That’s (in alpha order) Hibbing Community … Continue reading

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One forecast for higher ed in the 2020s

It’s the year 2020 and the appearance of a new decade has many people looking ahead to see what might come up. One example comes from Inside Higher Ed.  John Kroger* offers ten predictions, and it’s a useful set to … Continue reading

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The most dangerous report in higher education

Last week a small, Boston-based firm prepared to release a report about the financial status of nearly 1,000 American colleges and universities.  Inside Higher Ed prepped an article on Edmit’s report. The report never appeared. In this post I’ll try … Continue reading

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How to merge a college with a university

Two more American campuses announced a merger.  Marlboro College in Vermont will merge with the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. For years I’ve been tracking ideas and practices around academic mergers, closures, cuts, and queen sacrifices, as responses to the growing … Continue reading

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