Survey of Presidents Reveal Shifting Landscape

For those of you who don’t read InsideHigherEd.com each day, it has some interesting news-feeds. Today is no exception.

InsideHigherEd surveyed 956 president at US institutions of higher education. Their findings were released today (Mary 4, 2011) in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Council on Education. The findings reveal shifting landscapes on college and university campuses. These shifts seem to be more cosmic than simply seismic. Most agree that fundamental changes are taking place, and one individual quoted in this piece liken those changes to an “economic revolution.”

Considering what we learned at the last faculty meeting concerning what the 2010 census information tells us about how much money future college attendees will have to spend (or that their families will have to spend), this survey adds more concern to the pile. I hope you’ll read it (you can read it here by clicking on this link).

We need to be aware of the shifts that are taking place around us. And maybe even talk about it?

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