There are many reasons for why higher education institutions may embark on co-creating their futures with their local communitiesread more
Small private institutions possibly have a more direct purpose than universities. Where universities address the masses in the state and region, small private institutions have a direct connection with their surrounding communities.read more
Many have questioned the relevance of the current higher education structure and system. Major points include cost disease, pedagogies that ignore the advancements of the Information Age, and exclusiveness. Arguments continue to emerge with the most recent including the particular argument on whether the current educational banking method of learning actually works against sustainability and sustainable practices.read more
Colleges are perfect.
They are “organized perfectly to get the results you get”, as Ollhoff & Walcheski (2002) say in their book, Stepping in Wholes (p. 104). This doesn’t mean they are actually producing the results we want, however.read more
Unlike any other field of study, futures thinking is a topic that cannot be studied or predicted because the future does not exist yet. It is one of the few fields that is fundamentally inter- and multi-disciplinary. Scholars who focus on the future still reference the efforts of the last few centuries.read more