Among the top trends identified, the group concluded the following:
- Given the impact of the pending regulations, admissions teams will be looking at successful student characteristics to align with programs, and they will place greater importance on assessing those specific traits and behaviors of prospective students.
- Bridge programs will be put in place or grow at a number of institutions, giving both schools and students the opportunity to determine program fit and propensity for success prior to formal enrollment. Systems will need to adapt to effectively track student status and progress.
- Student success will be measured by more than just graduation rates. Schools will look to evaluate skills obtained for courses/programs for all students, including those who don’t complete the program.
- Career services will expand in terms of staffing and importance. Schools will need to implement the technology and services to more effectively measure progress and placement results.
Tom Gardner American University Antigua