It’s back to school time, and I will be heading off soon to drop my own son at college. Over the last few years, there have been many articles and news stories about the fact that higher education is in crisis. Many pundits say that colleges won’t survive another five or ten years, others focus on the financial issues colleges face with declining enrollments and changing demographics. Some focus on technological change and the fact that many institutions are slow to adapt.
About the author:
Terri E. Givens is the former Provost at Menlo College in the San Francisco Bay Area; Professor of Government and European studies at The University of Texas at Austin; Vice Provost overseeing undergraduate curriculum and spearheading global initiatives as its chief international officer. She formed The Center for Higher Education Leadership (CHEL) to provide academic leaders with information and a supportive community for improving management and leadership skills in an environment of changing demographics, financial challenges, and advances in educational technology. CHEL was born of Terri’s experiences navigating these fields and learning along her journey through academe, from professor to vice-provost and provost at universities in Texas and California.