Beyond 2018: Challenges of America's Higher Education

Phylis Lan Lin
2018 US-China Education Review. A  
It is a known fact that the world is ever-changing, and as higher education is consistently faced with new challenges, institutions have the option to become active in changing and proactive in responding to changes and new trends. Higher education must respond to many new demands beyond 2018. The purpose of this presentation is to delineate major challenges which colleges and universities in America are facing today. These challenges are: to control the increasing college costs, to prepare for
more » ... sts, to prepare for the skills for the 21st century, to increase retention and graduation rates, to establish strategic international partnerships, and to develop sustainable financial paths and development. The presentation also recommends four major tasks which higher learning institutions must confront with: making college affordable, keeping high retention and graduation rates, internationalizing of higher education, and enhancing meaningful learning environment and life-long learning.
doi:10.17265/2161-623x/2018.05.004 fatcat:mzmlcewc2vgcvjdv7yjhziczmm