The Future of Higher Education

A Scenario Evaluation of Its Prospects and Challenges

by Robert Avila & Natasha Léger



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/12/2006

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9780595361922
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9780595806393

About the Book

The Future of Higher Education is a new kind of public policy analysis that stimulates serious discussion, thinking, and consideration of the challenges facing American higher education. Avila and Léger illustrate eight plausible alternative scenarios of how institutions of higher education, faculty, parents, students, employers, and policy-makers may ultimately adapt to or wither under the pressures of rising costs, increasing global competition, cultural change, and new technologies.

Each scenario is a unique twist on how present day trends will play out in the future. The scenarios read like short stories. While entertaining, they will spark the imagination and provoke fresh and creative thought about the future, and challenge the implicit assumptions behind the current higher education model.

About the Author

Robert Avila is an accomplished international economist, business analyst, and strategist with over 20 years experience as a corporate planner, business forecaster, and strategy consultant. He lives in New York City.

Natasha Léger is a strategy consultant to senior executives and the U.S. Government with expertise in scenario planning, international trade, and public policy. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Denver?s Institute of Public Policy Studies, and lives in Denver, Colorado.