Using a student-centric approach rather than a business-centric one could benefit institutions: Opinion

July 27, 2021
Postsecondary institutions would benefit from using a student-centric approach rather than focusing on business models, writes Steve K Stoute. The author argues that postsecondary institutions have been under stress for some time, but that focusing on meeting the needs of students will have greater benefits. Stoute says that institutions should recruit the students that are best fitted to the institution using data and predictive analytics, and work to provide additional supports to student groups such as adult learners and historically underrepresented populations. Additionally, the author argues that institutions should empower students to own their academic experience and provide co- and extra-curricular experiences to enable holistic development. Inside Higher Ed (Editorial)