By Brian Fleming, Analyst
“This is just the way we’ve always done it” is no longer an option.
To claim your institution can not, should not, or simply will not adapt to the tidal wave of change currently taking place across all of higher education is unrealistic, not to mention inconsistent with the mission of higher education itself. Higher education has always adapted, in many cases quite rapidly, to any change that promises to better serve students and impact the public good. There’s little reason to believe that most of the digital, political, and organization disruption taking place today poses any real threat to these values; in fact, these changes promise to sustain them.
Consider some of the following: