How to Address the Elephant in the Room: Academic Costs
Current spending is unsustainable. It’s time to address that fact, even if it’s uncomfortable.
“Over the next year, we very well may see 40 years’ worth of long-needed changes to our academic model.” – Helen Drinan, president of Simmons University
American higher education is widely regarded as the best in the world. At the same time, critics have suggested that it is slow to change, unresponsive to student demands, bloated, and expensive. With Covid-19, higher education is now facing its most significant challenge. We have an opportunity to do everything we can to make strategic shifts not only to survive but also to thrive through this crisis. It won’t be easy.