“The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping from the old ones, which ramify, for those brought up as most of us have been, into every corner of our minds"
The world is changing rapidly, driven by powerful forces such as economics, politics, demographics, religion and technology. We have seen enormous increases in globalization over the past few decades that have transformed how we do business, how we live, and how our governments function.
American universities have been affected only marginally by these powerful forces thus far, but it is difficult to imagine that they will not be changed in significant, perhaps radical, ways over the next few decades. This website is dedicated to discussion and analysis of the forces coming to bear on higher education, and of ways in which higher education might proactively and effectively use these forces to increase its impact.