Elements of Evolving Business Models of Higher Education
WCET’s Virtual Summits are a deep dive into digital learning topics impacting postsecondary education. The 2023 Virtual Summit on March 9 covered an array of topics affecting the business of higher education. The interactive, member-only, half-day Summit occurred online, and sessions were recorded.
Expert speakers, digital learning practitioners, and higher education leaders discussed:
- Shifting demand for course delivery.
- Forecasting enrollments, programs, and modalities.
- Faculty, staff, and student retention.
- Disruptive models and practices that impact institutions and create opportunities for learners.
- Funding models for online courses.
- Strategic budgeting and planning.
- And many more topics related to digital learning.
*All times are listed in Mountain Time.*
|Opening Keynote||Demand (1D)||Supply (2S)||Forecasting & Planning (3FP)||Services (4Se)||Disruption (5Di)||Closing|
|9:30-10:00 a.m.||10:05 – 10:45 a.m.||10:50 – 11:30 a.m.||11:35 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.||12:20 – 1:00 p.m.||1:05 – 1:45 p.m.||1:50 – 2:00 p.m.|
|A sampling of some of the key topics to be discussed by higher education leaders:|
|Equity.||Student Retention.||Culture and Mission.||Accessibility.||Regulatory, including OPMs.|
|Student demand for modalities, F2F, Hyflex, Online.||Upskilling/reskilling programs.||Forecasting enrollment.||Student services- advising, tutoring.||Lower cost options for GE transfer credit.|
|Faculty preferences.||Changing demographics and demands of learners.||Recruitment and retention of staff.||Online behavioral health.||Economic and social-political forces.|
|Demand for certificates, badges, microcredentials.||Workforce partnership.||Strategic budgeting and strategic planning.||24-7 Support and resources. Tech readiness and support.||Career readiness/services, including internships.|
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