Elements of Evolving Business Models of Higher Education

  • Timezone : US/Mountain
  • Date : March 9, 2023 9:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Location : Virtual
  • Meeting Type : Summit

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.

Schedule at-a-glance

*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.

If you are a WCET member and would like to access Summit recordings, please email knawrocki@wiche.edu.

Contact for more information:

Megan Raymond

Senior Director, Membership and Programs, WCET



LinkedIn Profile

Kim Nawrocki

Assistant Director, Events and Programs, WCET