I’m getting this third-hand, and I’m always cautious about predictions of future events, but here’s someone’s vision of higher education yet-to-come:
- Professors will totally need to incorporate online elements, especially social media elements, into their courses if they are to have a prayer of engaging their students.
- They will also need to get students to accept the idea that since the jobs are being outsourced to other countries, they (the students) will need to be ready to move to those countries. (No word on whether students are to be prepared for the prevailing wages in those countries, or on whether those countries are likely to welcome our students as job-seeking immigrants.)
- The end of new tenure track faculty.
Excuse me, but I was promised a zombie apocalypse.