Project Manager – Tim Steffensmeier
When you think about higher education in our society, you might think about a number of different issues and concerns. For example:
- What does it mean to educate people beyond the high school level at a higher level? What does it mean for individuals and what does it mean for society?
- Where is the proper place for higher education, particularly with the advent of new communication technologies?
- How is our thinking about the purpose of higher education changing?
- As we move further into the 21st century, what should be the primary and secondary purposes of higher education? Think about how these purposes might challenge our assumptions, for instance, about creating knowledge and learning in an environment that no longer uses books to educate.
These are some of the questions that we will explore in this discussion project on the future of higher education.
This project commenced discussions in the fall of 2010 with two discussion panels in Kansas. Those panels completed their discussions in 2011, and the discussion report was published by the Foundation in early 2012. You can download a pdf copy of the report by clicking on the following link: The Future of Higher Education in the United States (32 pages/1 MB).