Rethinking how higher ed will function post-COVID-19: Opinion

October 21, 2020

Institutions should use the current crisis to rethink higher education in the face of constraints, writes Steven Mintz. The author proposes three challenges that institutions can take to improve their financial situations. Mintz’ business model challenge urges institutions to move towards a sustainable financial model through higher student retention, cost savings, and revenue enhancements. The student satisfaction challenge encourages institutions to work toward increasing student satisfaction through enhancing student experience. The author’s political challenge urges institutions to partner with other neighbouring institutions to share resources and support each other. “What we really need to do is the hard work of addressing higher education’s biggest challenges in a context of resource constraints,” wrote Mintz. Inside Higher Ed (International)