Current Trends, Challenges, And Opportunities In Higher Education

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Evaluation of some of the opportunities caused by some of the shifts in the higher education market.

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  • 15 th Anniversary
  • 1 in 4 students only take West Campus classes 2 in 5 students take 3 or more Main Campus classes 4 in 5 students are earning a Bachelors degree More than half want upper division classes
  • Classroom capacity now at 733 students
  • Southwestern, Cowley, Phoenix (Brick/Mortar) American College, etc. (Online) Online offerings more expensive
  • Current Trends, Challenges, And Opportunities In Higher Education

    1. 1. Current Trends, Challenges, andOpportunities in Higher Education Augustine Iacopelli Assistant Director Wichita State University, West Campus
    2. 2. History of the West Campus
    3. 3. From Our Students’ Perspectives • West and Main Campus Class Registration • Degree-Bound Population • General Education v. Upper-Level Courses• Seven of ten students learned about West Campus classes from our schedule insert• Nearly all would recommend us to others
    4. 4. West Campus MissionWichita State University satellite campuses are committed to providing comprehensive educational opportunities in the satellite facilities of the Wichita MSA. The satellite campuses support the opportunities available on the main campus and serve as a conduit to the main campus experience.
    5. 5. Recent Changes• Bookstore Converted to 17th Classroom• Additional Computers for Student Use• New Welcome Desk in Lobby• Focus on Workforce Development
    6. 6. Trends• Increased Competition• Increased Accessibility vs. Increasing Costs• Flat traditional Student Enrollment; Growing Non-Traditional Student Enrollment• Changing Focus from Institution-Centered to Student Centered Mindset• Economic Uncertainty Being Offset by Stimulus Spending
    7. 7. Workforce Development Opportunities Retraining Money Available Displaced Workers http://www.wichita.edu/retool1. Register with Workforce Development Center2. Apply for WSU Admission3. File FAFSA4. Enroll in Courses
    8. 8. Education for “Clunkers?”• 15,000 local workers aided by grant so far• $25M Waiting on additional National Emergency Grant• Still accepting applications for when additional funds become available

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