William Behre: Higher ed must transform to match needs of 21st century

As a university president, I am all too familiar with the headlines and stories that paint a grim future for higher education. The demise of traditional four-year universities. An end to their relevance in a rapidly evolving world. The crumbling of higher education as we know it. In early August, Higher Ed Dive even reported that two-thirds of adult survey respondents said they see colleges as “stuck in the past” and not serving the needs of today’s students.

Despite the out-of-touch, ivory-tower cliche, institutions of higher education are keenly aware of the very real — and very significant — challenges we are facing, nationally and locally.

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Micah Ward
Micah Wardhttps://universitybusiness.com
Micah Ward is a University Business staff writer. He recently earned his master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Alabama. He spent his time during graduate school working on his master’s thesis. He’s also a self-taught guitarist who loves playing folk-style music.

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