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Marie singleton's three models of today’s higher education

  1. 1. Three Models of Today’s Higher Education <br />Marie Singleton<br />Emerging Trends in Education<br />Fall 2011<br />
  2. 2. “For too long, colleges have stuck with the same business model. They have hesitated to take courses online, to cater to adult and part-time students, and to offer courses at any time other than on weekdays between 9 and 5.” <br />(Van DerWerf and Sabatier, 2009).<br />
  3. 3. Student Concerns<br />A Vision of Today’s Students by the students at Kansas State University and their professor, Michael Wesch:<br /><br />Courses unrelated to majors<br />Lectures unrelated to the real-world<br />Larger focus on athletics than academics<br />Strict, rigorous, busy schedules<br />Unemployment post-graduation<br />Rising tuition<br />Debt<br />
  4. 4. Solutions/Alternatives<br />Online education<br />Internships, Co-ops, field work<br />More access to technology<br />Part time & accelerated programs<br /><ul><li>3-year degree programs </li></ul>Freedom to design own major<br />Elimination of intercollegiate athletics<br />
  5. 5. Northeastern University<br />
  6. 6. NEU Profile<br /><ul><li>Private
  7. 7. Total undergrads: 15,905</li></ul>Graduate enrollment: 6,992<br /><ul><li>73-acre urban campus
  8. 8. 8 colleges with undergraduate majors in 65 departments
  9. 9. Tuition & fees: $38,252 annually</li></ul>Housing: $13,220 <br /><ul><li>NCAA Division I level</li></ul>18 varsity teams<br />
  10. 10. NEU Class Sizes<br />Student-faculty ratio 13:1<br />Source:<br />
  11. 11. Highlights<br /><ul><li>#62 on U.S. News & World Report National University Rankings 2012</li></ul>#1 for "Best Internships/Career Services“ by the Princeton Review from 2008-2011<br />Undergraduates who participate in co-op: 90%<br /><ul><li>5 year program with co-op </li></ul>Co-op employers: 2,380 worldwide <br /><ul><li>Typical Employers: Disney, Massachusetts General Hospital, Microsoft, the Geneva Center for Security Policy (Switzerland), etc</li></ul>Countries with Northeastern experiential opportunities: 69<br />Classroom studies focused on experiential learning<br />Research university<br />
  12. 12. “The big picture may be to big to cover in this space, but NU is a co-op school. It’s a school for students who are looking for an urban experience, and who are looking forward to being professionals. It's not the school to come to for parties, to get involved in Greek life, to involve your life with collegiate sports. We do have all of the above, don't get me wrong, but if you're looking for those things to be a central part of your college experience, look elsewhere. Our strengths lie in co-op, in the city of Boston, and in the extra-curricular experiences available to students.”<br />-Alex, Northeastern Student<br />(Source:<br />
  13. 13. University of Massachusetts Amherst<br />
  14. 14. Umass Amherst Profile<br /><ul><li>Public
  15. 15. Total undergrads: 21,373</li></ul>Graduate enrollment: 6,196<br /><ul><li>86 bachelor's degree programs, six associate's, 72 master’s and 50 doctoral programs
  16. 16. 1,450-acre suburban campus
  17. 17. NCAA Division I</li></ul>21 varsity teams <br /><ul><li>Massachusetts resident, full-time undergraduate </li></ul>Tuition/Fees: $11,732<br />Housing/Meals: 8,610<br /><ul><li>Non-resident, full-time undergraduate</li></ul>Tuition/Fees: $23,628<br />Housing/Meals: $8,610<br />
  18. 18. Umass Amherst Class Sizes<br />Student-faculty ratio 19:1<br />Source:<br />
  19. 19. Highlights<br />#94 on U.S. News & World Report National University Rankings 2012<br />Research university<br />Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC): design your own interdisciplinary major and curriculum under faculty guidance<br />Internships offered<br /><ul><li>During the academic year or during breaks
  20. 20. Near UMass Amherst, in Boston, or in another part of the country
  21. 21. Boston Globe, IBM, General Electric, etc</li></ul>One of the “Top Colleges and Universities Contributing to Teach For America’s 2010 Teaching Corps” during the 2009-2010 academic year<br />
  22. 22. “UMass Amherst has an amazing atmosphere. Amherst serves as a true college town. So many of the town's venues exist only to serve the college students. There numerous coffee shops, a mall, a movie theater, book stores, bars, great places to eat, pretty much anything you'd need day to day. […] At first I thought the school was very big, but after a while you get used to the settings. After a month it all seemed perfect. You really get the feeling that it is its own community. For example, city schools have so many distractions, because there’s so much going on in metropolitan areas. However, when you're at UMass Amherst you feel immersed in it.”<br />-Ben, Senior Biology Major<br />Source:<br />
  23. 23. Southern New Hampshire University<br />
  24. 24. SNHU Profile<br />Private<br />Total undergrads: 2,253<br /><ul><li>Graduate enrollment: 1,434</li></ul>More than 100 undergraduate & 40 graduate degree programs<br />Multiple locations: Manchester, Salem, Nashua, Portsmouth and Maine<br />300-acre suburban campus (Manchester, NH)<br />Tuition & fees: $27,240 annually <br /><ul><li>Housing: $10,584</li></ul>NCAA Division II level<br /><ul><li>16 varsity teams</li></li></ul><li>SNHU Class Sizes<br />Student-faculty ratio 15:1<br />Source:<br />
  25. 25. Highlights<br />#110 on U.S. News & World Report Regional University North Rankings 2012<br />Option for online enrollment, on campus, or both for majority of programs<br />SNHU Advantage Program<br /><ul><li>$20,000 for 2 years to earn an associate’s degree
  26. 26. Pay only 40% of price for full time regular associate’s program</li></ul>New Hampshire Business Review 2009<br /><ul><li>SNHU Online: Best Online Degree Program
  27. 27. School of Business: "Best of Business Award" winner in the Best M.B.A. Program</li></ul>3 year programs in business, creative writing, justice studies and integrated studies <br />Dual Enrollment for high school students<br />
  28. 28. Student Reviews of SNHU<br />“SNHU Online is flexible and fits my work schedule and they made getting my degree the greatest decision I ever made”<br /> -Daniel Naranjo '06<br />“I like the flexibility of online education. It has really helped me to retain my job, because I can arrange my class schedule around my work schedule. And since the courses are concentrated and take less time to complete than classroom courses, I’ve been able to wrap up my undergraduate education quicker.”<br /> -Kate McCaughey ’10 <br />Source:<br />
  29. 29. Characteristics of a Successful University<br />More academic-focused, not business driven<br />Smaller, more personal class sizes<br />Interactive, hands-on experiences<br />Online classes<br />Using technology to enhance the curriculum<br />Blackboard, mobile apps, electronic books, <br />Flexible schedules (nights, weekends, hybrid)<br />Professional experience, extra-curricular activities, volunteer opportunities<br />
  30. 30. Preparing for the Future<br />Meeting the needs of ELL students and students with disabilities<br />Dual enrollment to encourage all high school students to attend college<br /><ul><li>Lower drop out rates </li></ul>Older student body<br />Preparing students for jobs that don’t even exist yet<br />Tossing out the traditional lecture-based classes<br />Assessing students with authentic experiments<br />Affordable tuition, work-study programs <br /><ul><li>“If left unchecked, the cost of attendance each year at the most expensive private colleges would easily exceed $70,000 by 2020” (Van DerWerf & Sabatier, 2009).</li></li></ul><li>References<br />College Board. (2011). College search. Retrieved from<br />Christensen, C. M. & Eyring, H. J. (2011). The innovative university: Changing the DNA ofhigher education from the inside out. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.<br />Northeastern University. (2011). Retrieved from<br />Southern new hampshire university. (2011). Retrieved from<br />Teach for America. (2010, May). Top colleges and universities contributing to teach for america’s 2010 teaching corps. Retrieved from<br />University of Massachusetts Amherst. (2011). Retrieved from<br />U.S. News and World Report. (2011). National university rankings . Retrieved from<br />Van DerWerf, M., & Sabatier, (2009). The college of 2020: students. Washington DC: The Chronicle of Higher Education Inc. Retrieved from<br />Wesch, M. (2007). A vision of today’s students. [Web]. Retrieved from<br />