Author Anya Kamenetz says change is coming to the Academy. Since there is great value for us to truly engage the institution at which we minister, it’s important to understand the administrative issues.
Kamenetz says there are four major changes in the future of higher education:
1) The 80-20 rule — is your school leading edge? Kamenetz says schools will need to get out in front of the greatest growth area of students … the non-traditional student. This means pretty much anyone who is not in the 18-22 year-old age group that goes to college right out of high school. She says that included 85 percent of all college students. Are you equipped, or even interested, in reaching out to them?
2) The Great Unbundling – Schools will be forced to streamline, digitize, and find alternative means of teaching.
3) Techno-hybridization — EduGeek speak for transitioning to blended education with a mix of classroom and online learning.
4) Personal Learning Networks and Paths – How will the increasing trend of education as personal commodity affect the way you do ministry, especially if you are engaging students around the notions of academic faithfulness and a theology of vocation?
Some good thoughts – check out the article at http://tinyurl.com/yac9tq4
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