SUNYCON 2016: Degrees of Influence - The Forces Shaping the Future of Higher Education
SUNYCON 2016

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Degrees of Influence

The Forces Shaping the Future of Higher Education

The common thread through the Critical Issues in Higher Education Conference Series and, indeed, the work of the higher education sector as a whole, is our mission to promote social mobility and economic growth through knowledge creation and the delivery of high-quality, accessible education. Yet, for all of its contributions, many are questioning whether or not higher education remains a worthy investment. There is a sentiment gaining popularity among policymakers, the press, employers, and most importantly, students and families: higher education is irrelevant, static, and old. This year, we will examine a timely question: How can we leverage the significant national attention we’ve been receiving to adapt and prove we’re far from obsolete?

Lately, no sector of society has been shy about holding us accountable for our perceived strengths and weaknesses. Persistent scrutiny is creating new incentives, driving innovation, pushing boundaries, and challenging traditions like never before:

Grappling with these conflicting pressures, this year’s SUNYCON will consider key questions:

 
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