Higher Education Fallacies
“Yesterday’s answer has nothing to do with today’s problem.” Bill Gates
One of the most challenging aspects of being a college administrator today is the fast pace of change. Understanding market forces, changing demographics, and economic and political re-alignments worldwide, make it difficult to match facts with fallacies.
What are some of the fallacies?
Ten Higher Education Fallacies
Demand for higher education is inelastic
Higher education will always be consumed the same way
International students will always enroll in the UK and the United States
The promise of MOOCs and online education will never be realized
Chinese higher education enrollment will never surpass the enrollment of international students in the United States
Current business models are sufficient to meet financial problems
If enrollment goals are not met, change the marketing and enrollment staff
Administrative bloat is not a problem
Artificial intelligence is not important; has no place in higher education
Competency-based credits will never be accepted.
What would you add to this list?
“The future? The things that got her here will not get us there.”