2014 Online Trends

Leaders at three of North America’s top universities have highlighted the need for creative solutions and adaptability across the higher education system in the light of persistent global economic uncertainty, spiralling student loan debt and crippling institutional operating costs. But they also expressed considerable optimism.

The senior administrators spoke with University World News, voicing their thoughts about trends and developments for higher education in 2014.

Weighing in were: Henry E Brady, dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley; Cheryl Regehr, vice-president and provost at the University of Toronto; and at Webster University in St Louis, Missouri, President Elizabeth J Stroble and Provost Julian Z Schuster.