Postsecondary institutions face significant post-pandemic change: Opinion

August 27, 2021
In a new editorial for the Chronicle of Higher Ed, Arthur Levine and Scott Van Pelt argue that education will not go back to its pre-pandemic state, but instead will change in a number of ways that must be anticipated by institutions in the future. The authors outline a number of trends that they expect to see, such as increased consumer power, changing expectations around program cost and accessibility, increased competition from entities such as Coursera, and reduced preference for degree programs over non-degree programs. Levine and Van Pelt recommend that institutions address these issues by embracing long-term thinking and avoiding complacency. Chronicle of Higher Ed (Paywall) (Editorial)