The pandemic dramatically changed the look and feel of higher education this past year. Students attended classes online and were often asked to stay in their dorms.
It’s accelerated a cash-flow crisis that many institutions were grappling with even before the pandemic. Could this be the moment higher education makes big changes, permanently? And if so, what might they be?
Tuesday morning, MPR News reporter and guest host Catharine Richert spoke with experts who follow the trends in higher education. Post-pandemic, what will the new normal look like?
Bryan Alexander is a futurist, researcher and senior scholar at Georgetown University. His most recent book is, “Academia Next: The Futures of Higher Education.”
Mamie Voight is the interim president of the Institute of Higher Education Policy.
To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.
Your support matters.
You make MPR News possible. Individual donations are behind the clarity in coverage from our reporters across the state, stories that connect us, and conversations that provide perspectives. Help ensure MPR remains a resource that brings Minnesotans together.