Planning for Higher Education Journal

Topic Development

Lifeline for Higher Education
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From Volume 5 Number 1 | February 1976
By Loring M. Thompson

Long attentive to the increasingly troubled relationship between the substance of higher education and the socioeconomic factors confronting job-hunting graduates, the author proposes an antidote to some probable effects of population patterns and the economy upon the academic community. Now that all in higher education must focus on the problems of maintaining a vital, populous learning community while the traditional student-age population declines, a steady commitment to the development of new course topics--on the part of those established professors surviving austerity cutbacks--will ensure that postsecondary education remains innovative and attractive to the multifaceted new student population of the years to come.

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