Higher Education Fallacies


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.”

Peter Drucker


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About Marguerite Dennis

Marguerite Dennis has been recruiting internationally for over 25 years, first at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and then at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. During that time she was responsible for establishing a branch campus for Suffolk University in Dakar, Senegal and Madrid, Spain. Marguerite increased the international student population at Suffolk University by 193% from 1993 to 2011 and increased the number of study abroad programs by 135%, from 20 to 47. She monitored the recruitment programs for Suffolk University in 20 countries and hired a network of 10 international educational consultants. She signed agreements in Viet Nam, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Germany, Mexico, France and Argentina.

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