ERIC Number: ED276367
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Emerging Trends in Higher Education.
Fife, Jonathan D.; Barnett, Lynn
Trends and projections for higher education are identified. Increased public concern about the purposes and standards of higher education has followed the publication of four major publications about higher education in the United States. Changing demographics are projected for 1983-1993, including fewer 18- to 22-year-olds, decreased full-time and increased part-time enrollments, and a decrease in senior instructional staff. It is suggested that colleges will react to public concern and changing demographics in the following ways: evaluation of the mission of higher education, increased competition for students, an emphasis on student competencies, and increased awareness of competing education systems. These general trends will affect students, administrators, and faculty. Student trends concerning minority access, student debt, foreign students, and part-time students are addressed, along with management trends concerning planning, financing, marketing, student retention, and institutional leadership. Teacher and curriculum trends concern: minority and women employment, collective bargaining, tenure and the graying professoriate, migrant faculty, faculty workload, occupational versus liberal arts/general education, educational delivery systems, high technology, and response to corporate training/degree programs. (SW)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.