Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Entering the Second Decade (of the 21st Century)

As we prepare to enter the second decade of this new century, we are confronted with a wholly new world. And, that's not all good. There is a new reality. We are in a deepening recession. No discussion of higher ed or continuing ed can be held without setting the new context which is far different than a couple of years ago.

Linked to the title is a new blog in which I chronicle the emerging environment.

The profile of institutions is changing:
  • State institutions face layoffs, furloughs, cuts in classes
  • Endowments down 30% - enrollments down among private institutions
  • community college enrollment boom - lower budgets

The profile of continuing education students is changing:

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