The Changing Environment in Higher Education
This report is the first step in an ongoing environmental scan of the factors and trends affecting the structure and governance of modern higher education. It describes the confluence of demographic and economic forces that underlie a remarkable era of growth in higher education that peaked in the mid-1960s and abruptly ended in the mid-1970s. The authors do not attempt to forecast the exact future course of these trends, but rather seek to illuminate higher education's changing environment to help legislators, policymakers and analysts, administrators, and members of the higher education community assess and adapt to what the future might hold.
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