Drawing on Eduventures’ 20-plus years of experience helping universities develop, launch, and assess academic programs, the Program Spotlight Series of Wake-Up Calls calls attention to best practices in program development.2019 IPEDS data shows Master’s programs now...
Program Spotlight Archive
In recent years, we have seen increased student interest in programs with strong career articulation. Eduventures data suggests that this interest comes at the expense of more traditional programs often housed in schools of arts and sciences. Programs like English, psychology, and history have fallen out of favor, while healthcare, business, engineering, and computer science have enjoyed rising popularity.
Smart higher education institutions are constantly retooling their academic portfolios to capture evolving student interests, meet future workforce needs, and get a jump on the next big degree program. As a research partner to many of them, new and unique programs that pop up close to home are bound to catch our attention.
Rarely a day goes by when a client doesn’t ask us: “What is the next big degree?” Sometimes, popular culture holds the answer.
By now it’s an open secret that cybersecurity is a hot ticket in the world of academic programs. Employment prospects for graduates are excellent—many employers can’t fill open positions fast enough. Many institutions have added, or are thinking about adding, a new cybersecurity program to their portfolios.
For this post, we asked five Eduventures analysts to reflect on a simple question: What did you learn this year? As their answers revealed, quite a lot.