ERIC Number: ED429474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct
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Strategies for Universities in the 21st Century.
This paper discusses the future of higher education in the United States, focusing on societal changes and strategies for universities in coming decades. It examines population aging, shifting demographics, life-style and other social changes, and workforce changes such as the growth of the service sector in the economy, noting their effects on higher education. The paper reviews the growth of community and junior colleges, and the impact of rising tuition and budget constraints on public institutions. It suggests that higher education institutions focus on quality; restructure to become more competitive; internationalize and globalize their campuses and curriculum; emphasize technology, knowledge production, and knowledge availability; develop and retain intellectual assets; and assert the importance of moral leadership. The paper concludes that higher education administrators who manage the intellectual capital and human resources of their institutions most effectively will provide the model for colleges and universities of the future. (Contains 20 references.) (MDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Comparative Education Society of Asia (2nd, Beijing, China, October 7, 1998).