Before 2020, higher education was faced with increasing financial challenges caused by declining demographics, a dwindling international student base, and numerous other issues. The COVID-19 crisis forced schools to transition their spring semesters online very quickly. Technology proved not only useful but vital for them to survive until the fall semester. It seems that digital transformation has now become less of an “if” and more of a “when” for higher education, something essential for all but the largest organizations that are likely already utilizing the technology. The caveat, however, is that what is often considered digital transformation will not suffice to save higher education. Cultural and operational changes must be as much a part of your transformation as technological advancements or else you risk digitizing a failing process instead of transforming it.
Shifting demographics of potential students, rising costs, challenges to the value of higher education, and academic inertia have placed higher education at a crossroads. Then the COVID-19 pandemic happened and turned the industry on its head. In our latest blog series, our principal consultants Elmore Alexander, Michael Ginzberg, and Nuno Couto detail many aspects of the current crisis and propose effective strategies to overcome it.
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Although everyone has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, higher education has been hit especially hard by the crisis and many institutions are struggling to shift to our new reality. Thankfully, there are plenty of resources to help us stay informed, stay safe, and stay ahead of the challenges we’re facing due to the coronavirus.Continue Reading