Trends Outside Higher Education | Fall 2022

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This edition focuses primarily on forces outside academe that may drive change in colleges and universities.

We’ve organized Trends using STEEP:

  • Social: How people think, behave, and interact, including beliefs, values, culture, and lifestyle

  • Technology: How people use technology (including hardware and software), how society relies on technology, and how technology affects society

  • Economic: Macro- or microeconomics, including global trends, anything related to jobs and skills needed for jobs, and industry shifts

  • Environmental: Our external surroundings, including sustainability and our evolving workplaces, cities, and living spaces

  • Political: Public policy, governmental systems, the people within them, and the effects of government decisions on our citizens and communities

Each trend includes a brief trend summary, a footnoted source, and discussion questions to help you analyze and act on the trend.

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Putting Yourself in Their Shoes:
The Importance of Empathetic Leadership

An item in this issue of Trends addresses the critical connection between empathetic leadership and positive employee outcomes like innovation, engagement, and inclusion. To gain additional insight into strategies for fostering empathy in the work environment, we turned to SCUP Planning Institute Faculty Member Robert (Rob) Delprino, a professor of psychology at State University of New York Buffalo State College.