Wake-Up Call

The Wake-Up Call is a weekly analysis of higher education research, news and survey data, as well as industry events, and insider perspectives – delivered to your inbox every Tuesday morning. All Wake-Up Call content and Eduventures Research is available in Encoura Data Lab, a service that is exclusive to members of the NRCCUA.

2018 Predictions for Higher Education

Once again, I am throwing caution to the wind with some predictions for the coming year. (For a look at my form, please see an assessment of my 2017 forecast.) Of course, predicting the future blurs what might plausibly happen with what one thinks ought to happen....

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The Top 5 Wake-Up Calls of 2017

For our final Wake-Up Call of 2017, we thought we’d reflect on the content that you, our readers, have signaled is most valuable. While it is tempting to jump ahead to 2018—especially in a climate of uncertainty about how current events may shape higher education next...

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What I Learned This Year: Four Analyst Reflections

As the year comes to a close, we asked our top analysts to reflect on some critical questions impacting colleges and universities in 2017: Is there something wrong with the undergraduate adult market? What does the newest evidence actually say about the importance of...

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Cracking the Crystal Ball: Sizing Up the Accuracy of Our 2017 Higher Ed Predictions

In January 2017, I made five predictions for the New Year: Trump will turn back the tide of for-profit school regulation Top schools will launch MOOC degrees A billionaire will found a new university ACICS, the embattled accreditor, will be reinvented A third big...

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3 Tips to Manage Shifting Prospects During Yield

Young adults are mercurial by nature. Throw them into a complex enrollment environment and they become even more inscrutable. During yield, students absorb information rapidly, introducing difficult-to-predict enrollment behavior. From application to enrollment, their...

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