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.

Topics:

  • Demographic shifts
  • Political changes
  • Social movements
  • Technologic evolution

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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Can Shared Services Keep Education Affordable?

For discussion

Potentially a strategy for helping colleges focus on the core mission of learning, shared administrative services may also be gaining traction as a strategy to help universities contain costs. Has your institution fully explored all of its options for shared services arrangements? Do some of those options merit a deeper look? Has your institution developed specific goals for such strategies? Are staff trained to engage in shared services efficiently?

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