Is It Too Late To Reinvent Our Universities?


Start: 2013-12-12, Publication: 2014-01-12


There are literally hundreds of ways to make the system better, and like many invested parents and business thinkers, my hand is up if university leaders are looking for help.

... more than 40% of U.S. colleges and universities face stagnant or falling tuition revenue and enrollment.




  • Mike MaddockContributor -- as a dad, entrepreneur, optimist and Idea Monkey, [I submit] three empowering concepts that colleges should have embraced 10 years ago, and with the proper leadership, they could absolutely be dominating today. (If they are serious about trying to reinvent themselves, these ideas could be a good place to start.)

  • Colleges & UniversitiesObviously, most of our nation's colleges and universities chose not to go down any of [these] paths. Equally, as a result, they are in a lot of trouble.

  • Kaplan LearningThe new rage is going online. It's ironic that companies like Kaplan Learning were ridiculed for this idea when it first emerged about 10 years ago. Now colleges are moving in this direction en masse. It is going to take a whole lot more than tuition cuts and Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) to save them.