Higher Education 2067

SOCHE will turn 100 in 2067 and we are posing the question to our members: what will higher education look like in 52 years?

a) No Title IX incidents
b) No student debt
c) Unlimited federal and state support for instruction
d) Low tuition, room/board, and fees
e) Big market share of high school graduates
f)  No difference between traditional and non-traditional students
g) 85-95% retention and completion rates
h) Abundance of classroom space and human capital to handle higher enrollments
i) Perfect balance of part-time practitioners and full-time scholars
j) No developmental education required
k) International student population assimilated on campuses
l) Globalized curriculum
m) Crisis on campus minimized
n) Choice of pathways that align with specific industry needs, prepare you for effective citizenship and leadership, or educate you to build your community.
o)  College educated workforce above 67 percent
p) Role of MOOCs and its resistance to commodification
q) For-profit higher education sector bankrupt
r) Higher Learning Commission EZ forms available to most campuses
s) Return on investment of a college degree reaches new peak
t) Public proud of public dollars spent on higher education
u) Resources abundant for technology upgrades
v) Safety on campuses reaches new peak
w) Affordable Health Care Act creates budget relief for campuses
x) Administrative and academic leadership pool strong for future growth
y) New facilities and infrastructure on campuses designed for student success
z) Fill in the blank ___________________________

These are just 26 ideas…and we know that higher collaboration will be at the nucleus for even these few advances. “Together, we are an ocean.”