Community Forum - Conversation 3

CONVERSATION THREE: Tomorrow’s Students
Monday, October 30, 4:00-5:00, Science Auditorium

Part 1: Demography
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2013, Demography as Destiny: Policy Considerations in Enrollment Management, WICHE Policy Insights, April 2013. Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2017a,b,c, Knocking at the College Door (Minnesota, Midwest, US profiles)

Part 2: The Students of the Future
Sandeen, CA, (ed) 2014, The Students of the Future, ACE Presidential Innovation Lab White Paper Series.

Discussion question:
The article, “Demography as Destiny,” though a bit dated, is nevertheless worthy of our consideration. It baldy lays out a challenge for us: “... [P]ostsecondary institutions are being asked
to graduate more students with credentials that have value in the labor market at a reduced cost per student, while servicing a diversifying student body less likely to arrive on campus fully
prepared academically for college and with limited financial resources to pay for it, all without negatively impacting educational quality.” To this challenge, can be added the differences in learning styles and technological facility outlined in the “Students of the Future” piece. While some may like to believe that we are immune, to do so is unrealistic; it is impossible to deny that these trends and expectations affect our ability to recruit, retain, and support students in the face of increasing competition among educational institutions. How might we think about in what ways Morris can respond to this multifaceted challenge?

Monday, October 30, 2017 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Science Building , Science Auditorium
600 East 4th Street, Morris, MN 56267


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