The Future is Written with Collaboration

At the SOCHE board of trustees meeting June 19, we had the pleasure of talking with Scott Jaschik, co-founder and editor of INSIDE HIGHER ED. Scott provided an informed and insightful perspective on the landscape of higher education and the major challenges it is facing currently. After much discussion, we closed with a question about the future and what higher education will look like in 2067 when SOCHE turns 100. Scott’s reply couldn’t have been more perfect in recognizing that collaboration will be central to the future of higher education; particularly, but not limited to, small colleges and their ability to forge sustainable partnerships. SOCHE has a fifty-year head start and is perfectly positioned to help shape higher ed’s future; a future that is unwritten, undergoing sustainable change, and requires higher collaboration beyond rhetoric.

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