A Perspective on the Academic Enterprise

The course work of CCHE 680 (Higher Education in the U.S.) included the opportunity to write a perspective paper on the Academic Enterprise. The financial stability of institutions in the face of declining enrollment, increased cost of tuition, changing US demographics are some of the areas addressed in the 2020 book The Emergence of the Fifth Wave in American Higher Education, Michael Crow (ASU President) and William Dabars (ASU research fellow). The perspective points to the critical need for a mindset change by leaders in higher education to engage with corporations to develop enterprise partnerships to address the many issues in higher education.