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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Drones Above the Quad

For discussion

As drones become more commonplace, institutions will need policies that govern their use on campus. Savvy institutions will likely claim areas of drone research—and the dollars that they may bring. How deeply has your institution thought about the potential impact of drones? Is it prepared to accommodate more drones on campus? Are there opportunities around drones that should be explored? Are the right policies in place to administer drone usage?

Go to Trend Source
  1. Early Days for Drone Use in Higher Education[11]
    Timothy Chester, EDUCAUSE Review

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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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