College administrators predict revolutionary change in next decade

April 17, 2015

College Administrator recently looked ahead to 2025, asking a number of college administrators what they think colleges will look like in 10 years. All agreed that the classroom of 2025 will be driven by technology and by student demand for education tailored to the individual learner. Top Ten Editor Ken Steele said that there are indications that colleges will ascend in popularity in the next decade, adding that fused university-college education has “pretty clear momentum.” Administrators also spoke of the need for seamless transfers among all institutions and the growing importance of technology-enabled learning. Performance-based government funding is also likely in the future, with focus moving away from enrolment to learning outcomes. One administrator summed up the revolutionary changes that will likely occur by stating, “postsecondary institutions that do not adapt will die.” College Administrator (see page 6)