WHY A NORTH AMERICAN EDITION?
Too often, the most forward thinking discussions about the future of higher education in North America involve incremental adaptations of the existing models, which are far from revolutionary or transformative. Universities need to not only embrace change, but they must be the catalyst for it. Without such bold commitments, universities risk their own futures and, most importantly, the wellbeing of our communities. But how? And for what future?
These questions were addressed in The Future of Universities Thoughtbook | North American Edition, which brings together 36 perspectives from invited professionals and four from the editors to create a vision for the future of universities and how they could
potentially impact the world and their communities over the next 21 years.
Initiated by UIIN, Lumina Foundation and Siemens, and supported by various partners, the third edition of the Thoughtbook becomes a manifesto for the development of the Future-Oriented North American University – a vision for the university by 2040 (University 4.0, 5.0, and possibly 6.0).
SECTIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS
The Front Door to Innovation of Talent and Trusted Knowledge Through Research
An Educational Frame-shift
The Learner Revolution
Why Was the Most Valuable Experience at My University NOT Part of My Degree?
The University of the Future. Now
Gregory W. Fowler
Scaling an Undefined Landscape with Consumers as our Guide
Creating Imaginative Colleges to Prepare Students for the Future
Anthony P. Carnevale
Programs Will Matter in the Future Far More than Colleges
Towards a More Perfect Union
The Future-Centric University of The Future
Technology Commercialization – Connective Tissue for a Modern Triple Helix
The Ghost in the Machine: Human Capital and the University of 2040
Our Americana View of College will Evolve to Embrace all Learners
Repurposing Universities for Tomorrow
Think Digitally, Act Locally: Universities will Thrive in a Technological Age by Serving and Building Local Communities
Increasing Indigenous Peoples Participation in Higher Education
The University and Military-Connected Students – a Glimpse 22 Years Down the Line
Towards a Liberatory University Experience
The Purpose of the University
Education for a Rapidly Changing Planet
Talent the Key Currency of the Future
Universities as Partners: Some Principles
Thinking beyond A-B-C
Catalyzing Economic Innovation Ecosystems for the 21st Century
University-Industry Partnerships in the United States: A Proven Formula in Need of Change
The University in 2040
University-Industry Collaboration in the “Asian Century”
University Research Parks, Incubators and Innovation Districts in 2040: What Will They Look Like?
Past as Prologue
A Strategy for Survival: Student Voice
Francisco Velez Torres
A New Generation of Universities Transforming the World
Universities in the Future
Santa J. Ono
The University in the Year 2040: A Vital Part of the Community
The Fall of the Ivory Tower
A Tale of Two Values