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).

 

 

 

EDITORS

CONTRIBUTORS

"The evolution of universities, in many respects, will mirror the evolution of cities. A few universities will be first movers, innovating in ways that show measurable outcomes and burnish their position."
Bruce Katz
Founding Director of the Nowak Metro Finance Lab at Drexel University in Philadelphia
"Higher education, including its research enterprise, needs to adapt to the changing nature of our 21st century society—and economy. Rather than passively adapt, or allow others to set the agenda, higher education needs to step up and lead. Leadership is what we so desperately need right now."
Marcia McNutt
President of the National Academy of Sciences
"Disruptive education innovators are working with employers to quickly identify workforce trends and offer stackable and modularized academic programs that meet their needs and give students early exposure to industry demands."
Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes
CEO and co-founder of Davis College

SECTIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

Feridun Hamdullahpur

The Front Door to Innovation of Talent and Trusted Knowledge Through Research

Marc Sedam

An Educational Frame-shift

Kathleen deLaski

The Learner Revolution

Benjamin Conard

            Why Was the Most Valuable Experience at My University NOT Part of My Degree?

Anita Brown-Graham

The University of the Future. Now

 Gregory W. Fowler

Scaling an Undefined Landscape with Consumers as our Guide

Mariko Silver

Creating Imaginative Colleges to Prepare Students for the Future

 Anthony P. Carnevale

Programs Will Matter in the Future Far More than Colleges

Kimberly Jacobs

            Towards a More Perfect Union

Jeremy Podany

The Future-Centric University of The Future

Keith Marmer

Technology Commercialization – Connective Tissue for a Modern Triple Helix

James Hall

The Ghost in the Machine: Human Capital and the University of 2040

Maria Anguiano

      Our Americana View of College will Evolve to Embrace all Learners

Tammy Lakes

      Repurposing Universities for Tomorrow

Andrew Petter    

Think Digitally, Act Locally: Universities will Thrive in a Technological Age by Serving and Building Local Communities

 

 

 

Sheila Cote-Meek

Increasing Indigenous Peoples Participation in Higher Education

Tanya Ang

The University and Military-Connected Students – a Glimpse 22 Years Down the Line

Rhonda Broussard

Towards a Liberatory University Experience

 Natalie Smolenski

The Purpose of the University

Elizabeth Dearborn-Hughes

Education for a Rapidly Changing Planet

Bruce Katz

Universities 2040

 Thomas Osha

Talent the Key Currency of the Future

 

Jim Woodell

Universities as Partners: Some Principles

Gordon Gee

Thinking beyond A-B-C

Nagesh Rao

Catalyzing Economic Innovation Ecosystems for the 21st Century

Arturo Pizano

University-Industry Partnerships in the United States: A Proven Formula in Need of Change

Marcia McNutt

The University in 2040

Rajiv Dhawan

University-Industry Collaboration in the “Asian Century”

 Brian Darmody

University Research Parks, Incubators and Innovation Districts in 2040: What Will They Look Like?

 

 

 

 

Ted Mitchell

Past as Prologue

Andy MacCracken

A Strategy for Survival: Student Voice

Francisco Velez Torres

A New Generation of Universities Transforming the World

Burck Smith

Universities in the Future

Santa J. Ono

The University in the Year 2040: A Vital Part of the Community

Ángel Cabrera

The Fall of the Ivory Tower

Melora Sundt

        A Tale of Two Values

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