I often find myself defending higher education these days. I suspect you do, too. The public is increasingly critical of the education we provide as preparation for our graduates’ complex futures. People are skeptical of our commitment to access and affordability. Experts foresee economic and technological disruptions so enormous they will close one college after another. Detractors disparage academics for their reluctance to re-think teaching and curriculum in light of future world needs.
I say, wait a minute. Things are NOT broken here at Wake Forest. The future is pretty darn bright. Here’s only a partial list of the ways we are meeting these kinds of criticisms head on:
What would you add to this list? How well do you think the College is preparing for the future? You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me (x4270) to let me know.
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