Planning the Next-Generation University: Parachuting Off the Enrollment Cliff
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
This event will not be recorded.
The Salon Series was made possible by generous contributions from Fogler Library donors.
Universities need a new game. Incremental change that doesn’t question trappings like credit hours, semesters, and rigid 4-year majors won’t fix the looming demographic dropoff. Nor will it avert broader threats to universities from online boot camps and tutorials, generative AI’s power to fabricate content, and a nagging sense that many degrees are increasingly irrelevant in the face of imminent social and ecological perils. Serving students in spite of these concerns may require new delivery modes such as microcredentials and fractional degrees; alternative recognition of academic success beyond peer-review journals; and an unprecedented focus on timely issues and local impact. Dr. Richard Corey, Dean Giovanna Guidoboni, on Ippolito, and Dr. Peter Schilling invite university administrators, staff, faculty, and students to this salon to plan the next-generation university.