Trends for Higher Education

From demographics and social change to politics and technology, many trends impact higher education. SCUP’s bi-annual Trends for Higher Education report can help you and your institution make sense of the most significant issues, movements, and changes.

What Is Trends

Trends scans a wide range of sources and identifies the most important factors—those that may influence your work today, tomorrow, over the next decade, and beyond.

We collate and curate the news so you don’t have to, collecting and summarizing relevant trends and explaining what they might mean for your institution.

Each trend includes a brief summary, a footnoted source, and discussion questions to help you analyze and act.

Topics:

  • Social movements
  • Technologic evolution
  • Economic changes
  • Envirnomental shifts
  • Political changes

How to Use Trends

  • Inform your environmental scanning or SWOT analysis
  • Support strategic planning efforts
  • Discuss the future of higher education
  • Serve as evidence to support your budget requests
  • Assist in program prioritization
  • Help develop new curricula

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Featured Trend

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Rethinking Classroom Staffing

For discussion

Virtually all institutions need to increase productivity, and budget fixes around the edges are no longer sufficient. That means institutions need to fundamentally rethink traditional ways of working. Could a budget model like the one mentioned here help planners in your institution convince leaders—and faculty—to fundamentally change the ways they work? Could such a model help your institution save money and operate more efficiently?

Go to Trend Source
  1. Responding to the Challenge of Sustainability[22]
    Dennis P. Jones and Sally M. Johnstone, Change

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Evolution of Higher Education | Spring 2017

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The Future of Learning | Fall 2016

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Are You Prepared for Tomorrow's Students? | Spring 2016

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Looking at the External Environment | Fall 2015

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