Monday, September 13, 2021

7 Keys to Re-Envisioning Higher Ed to Ensure Equity of Opportunity - ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Vistasp M. Karbhari, Fierce Education

While the scope and purpose of higher education may have evolved and the demographics of those seeking the opportunities of higher education have changed dramatically, the structures and mechanisms in place for access, progression, and success, have by and large not kept up. While it is not feasible to restart the entire system with a blank sheet of paper there are times, such as the one facing us today, where a true re-envisioning of structure, mechanisms, and purpose might well be possible. This in no way suggests that the entire system be disrupted and changed but rather that new options be added to address current and changing realities for the benefit of students, and society at large. In that vein, here are a few aspects for consideration as we look towards the development of higher ed for a post-COVID 21st century world.