ADHE649 Critical Issues in Higher Education (3 semester hours)

This course examines acute current and future issues and trends that face higher education in America and abroad in a variety of college and university contexts, both onground and online. Students will examine the changing scene of higher education in terms of for-profit and non-profit settings amid the marketing and financial realities that challenge the future realities of public and private universities and colleges. Special focus will be given to current events and controversies. Topics include, but are not limited to the following: the changing demographics of the college and university scene; campus politics, clubs, and campus culture; the impact of technologies and online learning strategies on access to education; the increasing competition and related ethics discussions concerning public/private, for-profit/non-profit, and onground/online universities; and, the prospective direction of higher education within a global and virtual student body. What are the higher educational needs of the student of the future, and what will universities need to consider in order to meet those needs?.