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In last week’s Wake-Up Call, we shared the first two of four higher education predictions for 2021, forecasting an enrollment recovery and an end to the academic program “arms race.” This week, we tackle predictions three and four:read more
Q. Will the Biden Administration turn its sights to regulation of OPMs, or can they breathe easily? While higher education oversight efforts under Obama were wide-ranging, for-profits were often the target, notably with the Gainful Employment rules requiring...read more
In the wake of COVID-19, momentous and completely unexpected, it might be tempting to go big on higher education predictions for 2021—an alien invasion perhaps? But higher education is battling quite enough drama to get pulses racing over what might—or might...read more
In December, I am often asked to comment on the “theme” of the past year. For that I turn to you, our readers, who drop clues about what you care most about each week when you read our Wake-Up Calls. Your answer? Enrollment, enrollment, enrollmentread more
2020 challenged much of what we have long held dear about higher education. In this unprecedented year, nearly 100% of all students experienced some form of remote learning and 74% of enrolling seniors attended a virtual recruiting event. Four percent fewer...read more
COVID-19 has humbled prognosticators everywhere: an impossible-to-predict global pandemic has impacted higher education in 2020 far more than anything this rusty analyst’s musing could conjure in the halcyon days of last January. A year ago, my first of three annual...read more