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EAB’s Sally Amoruso interviews Nathan D. Grawe about his new book, “The Agile College,” that examines ways college are adapting to survive in response to the challenges Dr. Grawe wrote about in his acclaimed 2018 book, “Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education.”
This virtual book discussion, recorded in January, was originally intended to give EAB employees fresh insights into enrollment, retention, and broader higher education strategy shifts that Grawe believes are having the greatest impact. With Dr. Grawe’s blessing, we have repurposed that recording into this special, one-hour episode of “Office Hours with EAB.”
In addition to discussing his new book, Dr. Grawe touches on potential impacts from things like urban dedensification, new equity initiatives, the rise of alternative credentials, and policy changes we might expect from the Biden administration.
Dr. Grawe also shares how the pandemic has helped break down resistance to change across higher education, enabling many institutions to begin slaying sacred cows, streamline or eliminate administrative hurdles that degrade the student experience, and refocus on their true mission.
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