We often talk about the “great reassessment” coming out of the pandemic in terms of our jobs. But it’s happening on many different levels—each with significant consequences for higher ed.
At the most basic level, the pandemic upended our lives, habits, and traditions, including college as the default after high school.
Such a shock to the system encourages us to reevaluate what we’re doing and try new things. In higher ed, we’re seeing growing evidence—both anecdotal and in surveys—that Americans are questioning the value of college.