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2023 wrapped: The biggest trends in higher ed—and the most read stories

Reflecting some of the most significant developments in higher education in 2023, our readers at University Business gravitated toward topics reflecting issues most top-of-mind.

Us against the world: How are higher ed’s latest trends impacting the U.S. and Canada?

Instructure's latest report discovered that U.S. and Canadian students are behind in adopting AI and are the most afflicted by mental health concerns, among other findings.

Nearly 80% of schools were hit with a ransomware attack in the last year

Cybercriminals have been refining their tactics for conducting ransomware attacks for several years, a new report suggests. Unfortunately, for higher ed leaders, they've only become more complex.

President moves: Another spate of high-profile leaders step down

The U.S. has seen a record-high heat wave this summer, and with it, a cluster of turnovers in higher education's top position.

Higher ed institutions face fewer malware threats, but ransomware attacks continue on

During the first six months of 2023, the education sector saw a 179% spike in overall attack volume compared to the first half of 2022. The attacks are seemingly regular as well, with 16.6% of victims reported being targeted at least once a month.

Public confidence in higher education plummets by 20% in 8 years

Confidence in the higher education system has dropped by double-digit numbers among all groups, except for Democrats, who were one point shy, Gallup found.

New education laws took effect this month. What’s in store for these 2 states?

July 1 marked the beginning of the new fiscal year in most states, along with it new laws that will affect K12 and higher education. But for many teachers and students, they may prove themselves disruptive to learning and instruction.

Presidential opinion: Why leading in ambiguity is the new norm

Anyone who thinks we will thrive by returning to the old way of doing things is wrong. Today, it is clear that about 70% or more of the university president’s job is leading in ambiguity.

3 ways to demonstrate the value of your institution to prospective students

With a thoughtful and learner-centric approach to education, institutions can continue to support students and faculty no matter who or where they are.

The 5 trends that will predict the course of higher education

More than ever, institutions need to reimagine how they address affordability and outcomes and remodeling the workforce and business model.

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