By Todd Steele
It’s a major time of disruption and evolution for education and our workforce. While each shifted to new delivery and employment models due to the current coronavirus pandemic environment, it is becoming more apparent that those changes may usher in transformations that are bound to alter the industries for the long term.
For educators, as well as the employers in the field, now is the time to rethink and reimagine how best to connect to current and future learners in the postsecondary education space.
With every new generation comes the potential for new trends. The same is…
By Iris Cumberbatch and Sarah Strehl
Spurred by the killing of George Floyd and the subsequent national unrest related to inequality in our society, all industries have been reawakened to the need for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts in business — from the way we conduct our work externally, to the organizational culture that either enables or hinders DEI for our employees.
In recent years, many organizations have focused on DEI, but this current time of change and transformation calls for real action that makes a difference and highlights what is and isn’t working in existing DEI efforts. As…
By Jeremy Wheaton
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has catapulted the American higher education system into uncharted territory. When the dust settles, this unprecedented shift has the power to upend the traditional higher education model of delivering courses in lecture halls grouped together on cloistered campuses.
For all of its consequences, the aftermath of COVID-19 provides everyone with an even more clear picture of why we must transform the postsecondary education for the better — access, affordability, quality, relevance. …
By Paula Craw and Sarah Belnick
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) quickly spread across the United States, millions of college students received an urgent, startling request: pack up and leave campus indefinitely.
Even as they recognized the public health imperative, many were left worried about paying for transportation home, completing online courses without reliable internet access, and staying focused on classes in such an anxious, tumultuous time.
As the pandemic prompts new reckoning about how schools can deliver quality, virtual education, we must also understand that unequal access to students’ basic needs — food, housing, transportation, financial assistance and counseling —…
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