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Resource Bank

We’ve put together a list of articles and books that provide some thought-provoking ideas under an array of different themes. Take a look at what we’ve compiled to date.  


Digital Learning

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media
Authors: Jon Dron and Terry Anderson

Enrolment

OECD (2014), Education at a Glance 2014: OECD Indicators (report)
Publisher: OECD Publishing.

Environmental Factors/Global Trends

The Big Shift: Why it Matters (article)
Authors: John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison
Publisher: Deloitte Centre for the Edge, September 2009

The shape of things to come: higher education global trends and emerging opportunities to 2020 (report)
Publisher: British Council, 2012

Faculty

Undergraduate Teaching Faculty: The 2013-2014 HERI Faculty Survey (report)
Authors:  Kevin Eagan, Ellen Bara Stolzenberg, Jennifer Berdan Lozano, Melissa C. Aragon, Maria Ramirez Suchard and Sylvia Hurtado
Publisher: The Higher Education Research Institute, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, 2014     

Future of learning/Next-generation learning

Disrupting Ourselves: The Problem of Learning in Higher Education (article)
Author: Randy Bass
Publication: Educause Review, March-April 2012

Signals and Shifts in the Postsecondary Landscape (White Paper Series)
Editor: Cathy Sundeen
Publisher: American Council on Education

Next-Generation Learning: The Pathway to Possibility
Authors: Andrew Calkins and Kristen Vogt
Publisher: Educause, April 2013

The Future of Thinking: Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (report)
Authors: Cathy N. Davidson and David Theo Goldberg with Zoë Marie Jones (Assistant)
Publisher: MIT, January 2010

The future of education: The digital degree (article)
The staid higher-education business is about to experience a welcome earthquake
Publication: The Economist (from the print edition), June 28, 2014

The Future of Higher Education (article)
Author: Steven Mintz
Publication: Inside Higher Education, September 30, 2014

Stanford 2025: Learning and Living at Stanford (website)
An exploration of undergraduates in the future

Higher Education in the Digital Age (book)
Author: William Bowen          
Publisher: Princeton University Press

The Research University as a Comprehensive Knowledge Entreprise (paper)
Author: Michael Crow, Arizona State University,
Seventh Glion Colloquium, Montreux, Switzerland, June 20–24, 2009

American Schools are Training Kids for a World that Doesn’t Exist (opinion piece)
Author: David Edwards
Publication: Wired, 10/17/24

The Lifetime Learning: A journey through the future of postsecondary education (article)
Authors: John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, Roy Mathew, Maggie Wooll & Wendy Tsu
Publisher: Deloitte University Press, October 27, 2014

College (Un)bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students [Kindle Edition]   
Author: Jeffrey J. Selingo
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, published by arrangement with Amazon Publishing

The Big Shift: Why it Matters (article)
Authors: John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, and Lang Davison
Publisher: Deloitte Centre for the Edge, September 2009

Flexible Future (article)
Author: Carl Straumsheim
Publication: Inside Higher Education, December 2, 2014

Winner and Losers in the Future of Canada’s Universities (article)
Author: Ross Paul
Publisher: Academic Group, November 19, 2014

Four Future Scenarios for Higher Education (report)
Publisher: OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI)

Six Scenarios for Universities (discussion paper)
OECD/CERI Experts Meeting on “University futures and new technologies”

Connected Learning: an agenda for research and design (report)
A research synthesis report of the Connected Learning Research Network
Authors: Mizuko Ito et al.
Publisher: Digital Media and Learning Research Hub, January 2013.

Institute-Wide Task Force on the Future Of MIT Education (Final Report)
Publisher: MIT, July 28, 2014

Future of research 

The current health and future well-being of the American research university (report)
Publisher: The Research Universities Futures Consortium, June 2012

Future students

The Students of the Future (White Paper Series)
Editor: Cathy Sundeen
Publisher: American Council on Education

The Differentiated University
Authors: Haven Ladd, Seth Reynolds, Jeff Selingo  
Publisher: The Parthenon Group

Living and Learning with New Media, Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project (report)
Authors: Mizuko Ito et al.

Investing in the Health and Well-Being of Young Adults 
Authors: Richard J. Bonnie, Clare Stroud, and Heather Breiner, Editors; Committee on Improving the Health, Safety, and Well-Being of Young Adults; Board on Children, Youth, and Families; Institute of Medicine; National Research Council, 2014
Publisher: The National Academies Press

Next-generation academic structures

Rethinking Higher Education Business Models (paper)
Authors: Robert Sheets, Stephen Crawford, and Louis Soares
Publisher: Centre for American Progress, Educause, March 28, 2012

The Research University as a Comprehensive Knowledge Entreprise (paper)
Author: Michael Crow, Arizona State University,
Seventh Glion Colloquium, Montreux, Switzerland, June 20–24, 2009

The Enterprise University: Power, Governance, and Reinvention in Australia (book)
Authors: Simon Marginson and Mark Consideine    
Publisher: Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge

Disruptive innovation and the higher education ecosystem post-2012 (report)
Authors: Tom Kennie and Ilfryn Price
Publisher: Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, February 2012

Designing the University of the Future (report)
Authors: Rifca Hashimshony and Jacov Haina
Publisher: Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), January-March 2006

University of the Future (report)
Author: Justin Bokor
Publisher: Ernst & Young (Australia)

College Destinations: Beyond the Campus (article)
Authors: Luke F. Delorme, Research Fellow, and Ethan Krohn, Summer Research Intern
Publisher: American Institute for Economic Research, October 6, 2014

Next-generation student skills & expectations

Academically Adrift and/or Aspiring Adults Adrift: Tentative Transitions for College Graduates (book)
Authors: Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa    
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Preparing Students for the Workforce (blog)
Author: Alex Usher
Publisher: Higher Education Strategy Associates, November 13, 2014       

The Global Achievement Gap Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need—and What We Can Do About It (book)
Author: Tony Wagner

Next-generation university

The Next-Generation University (report)
Authors: Jeff Selingo, Kevin Carey, Hilary Pennington, Rachel Fishman, and Iris Palmer      
Publisher: New America Foundation, May 2013

Student experience

Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century
Editors: James Pellegrino and Margaret Hilton         
Publisher: National Academies Press, 2012

Brown Connect: Outside Experience for All (article)
Author: Jake New
Publication: Inside Higher Education, November 13, 2014

Strategic planning

Don’t Let Strategy Become Planning (article)
Author: Roger Martin
Publication: Harvard Business Review, Feb. 5, 2013

Beyond the Mission Statement: Alternative Futures for Today's Universities (article)
Journal of Marketing for Higher Education, Vol. 10(4) 2001
Authors: Donna S. Finley, Gayla Rogers, John R. Galloway          
Publisher: The Haworth Press, Inc.

A Response to 'Beyond the Mission Statement: Alternative Futures for Today's Universities' (article)
Authors: Frank Bingham Jr., Charles Quigley Jr., Keith Murray

Why Colleges With a Distinct Focus Have a Hidden Advantage (article)
Author: Neil Irwin      
Publication: The Upshot, September 4, 2014

Rethinking Higher Education Business Models (paper)
Authors: Robert Sheets, Stephen Crawford, and Louis Soares
Publisher: Centre for American Progress, Educause, March 28, 2012

Sustainability

What Is Education For? (article)
Author: David Orr
Publication: The Learning Revolution Journal, 1991

Sustainability: What's the Big Idea? (article)
Author: Daniel J. Sherman       

Planet U: Sustaining the World, Reinventing the University (book)
Authors: Michael M’Gonigle & Justine Starke
Publishers: New Society Publishers, 2006

Ready or not? Preparing youth for 21st century responsible citizenship (report summary)
Publishers: Deloitte & Learning for a Sustainable Future

Reinventing Higher Education: Toward Participatory and Sustainable Development (report summary)
Publisher: UNESCO, 2008 (Including a contribution from Stephen J. Toope, former president of the University of British Columbia)

Higher Education's Role in Adapting to a Changing Climate (report)
Publisher: American College & University President’s Climate Commitment, 2011


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