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CELT Discussion: Crisis? What Crisis? 12/2/2020
CELT DISCUSSION – Crisis? What Crisis? *
*Album cover – Supertramp: Crisis? What Crisis? Released 11/29/1975 (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Supertramp_-_Crisis.jpg)
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 10:30 am
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A World Economic Forum analysis published on 11/3/2020 points out that COVID-19 exposes existing tensions regarding the value of university education. It stipulates that COVID-19 means that universities might shrink or implode. It states that Universities are cornerstones of society and must be preserved.
An October 2020 KPMG International industry analysis of the higher education sector predicts the end of a golden age for universities, that a disruption is underway in higher education, and that change and adaptation are critical for institutional survival.
On October 22, 2020, the US-based National Student Center Clearinghouse Research Center published an updated report on the impact of COVID-19 on US higher education enrollments. To highlight unique enrollment patterns that are attributable to the pandemic the Center reported year-over-year percent change in enrollment between 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 based on the same institutions reporting in 2018 and 2019. The data shows that COVID 19 lead to a broad and clear decline in undergraduate and freshmen enrollments and to steep declines in enrollments of minority students and students in community colleges.
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 | 10:30 am | (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) | 1 hr
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