How Higher Ed Is and Is Not Changing

“A reporter recently asked me: Why is it so difficult for higher education to innovate? Articles on that topic abound, with titles like “The 10 Barriers to Innovation in Higher Education” or “5 Invisible Barriers Preventing Change in Higher Ed.” Typically, such articles lay blame on the usual subjects, such bogeymen as feckless administrators, self-interested faculty, resistant students, and recalcitrant bureaucracies. But, of course, a great deal of innovation has occurred and continues to take place. “

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