Conference Recordings

The Paradigm Shift for Higher Education

Published July 12, 2021
Presented by Rufus Glasper, League for Innovation in the Community College
Planning Types: Academic Planning
Challenges: Change Management

Over the past year, there have been institutional shifts in practices, policies, and innovative approaches to change. This phase of a revolution of postsecondary education demonstrates that our 'lived experience' is not intended to last or remain unchanged permanently. This realization has been growing in awareness but is accelerated by a national pandemic. College planning has taken on a new meaning as variables of change. It encompasses and requires a recognition that there is a systemic confluence of forces that encompass infrastructure, technology, people, and social justice. Without continuous adaptation and thinking smarter, quicker, and more innovatively, an effective college will fail to integrate the dynamics of accelerated change, as they affect each institution's policies, people, finances and student success outcomes. Join us to discuss the paradigm shift and its potential impact on our educational infrastructure, ecosystem, and role.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Acknowledgment of the existence and validity of the revolution as a window of opportunity and change.
  2. Discuss examples of how colleges can thrive in this environment as they balance tradition, culture, and change.
  3. Describe how to create an environment that understands and supports inclusiveness, engagement, and respect for change.
  4. Discuss the paradigm shift for higher education and what does an assault on democracy mean, and the impact on higher education and especially community colleges, to be successful in achieving their goals.


Rufus Glasper, President and CEO, League for Innovation in the Community College

Recorded 7/12/21.

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