Bryan Alexander is a futurist in the world of higher education. And, if what he sees is accurate concerning the challenges facing universities today, we should all start being futurists as well. “In a sense, this is the best time in human history to be a learner,” says Alexander, Senior Scholar for Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship. “But it’s one of the weirdest times to be a university.” That’s because, in the 21st century, everything is changing rapidly: technology, demographics, culture, politics, and the economics of running an educational institution. Here, Alexander talks with Stephanie Kim, Ph.D., Faculty Director of Georgetown’s graduate program in Higher Education Administration, about what it will take for higher education to thrive in the future.
SCS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond in support of the University community. Currently, all summer term courses will continue through distance instruction.
In terms of the Fall 2021 semester, the School of Continuing Studies will resume regular operations effective August 16 at the 640 Massachusetts Avenue building, unless otherwise noted for specific programs.