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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How to Lead When You’re Not the Top Gun

For discussion

As increasingly complex institutions, universities need strong leaders at all levels of the organizational chart. To raise your own visibility and influence on campus, how might you adapt some of Professor Kraemer’s ideas? How can you inspire staff to engage more deeply in their work? To use one of Kraemer’s metaphors, how can you nudge your staff to move from “watching the movie” to “being in the movie”?

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Implications of the External Environment | Fall 2017

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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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