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Reckoning with Relevance: 2024 Higher Ed State of the Sector

Hear EAB’s 2024 Higher Ed State of the Sector research.

Higher education is facing a moment of reckoning, where students, faculty and staff, and society as a whole re-examine its purpose and value. In particular, the national conversation is questioning the relevance of colleges and universities like never before: mainstream press headlines that attack value for money, employers who speak loudly about “down-credentialing,” and public perception polls that show trust in institutions is at an all-time low. Simultaneously, we face declines in demographics, college-going rates, and student mental health that pose dangers to our mission and business model.

In this session, we isolate six trends most shaping the strategic and operational direction of colleges and universities, focusing on strategic planning and decisions needed to address both immediate challenges as well as longer-term threats:
  • Public Perception of Higher Ed Value
  • Enrollment and Demographics
  • Sustainable Business Models
  • Student Readiness and Well-Being
  • The Future of the Hybrid Campus
  • Artificial Intelligence
We also host a panel of industry experts, including President of the American Council on Education (ACE) Ted Mitchell, journalist and higher education author Jeff Selingo, and the California State University’s 11th chancellor Mildred Garcia. During the second half of the webinar, they share reactions and predictions on how these trends will continue to impact higher ed.
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Expert Panelists


Chancellor​, The California State Universit​​​y​​

President, American Council on Education (ACE)

Journalist and Higher Education Author