How Will the Pandemic Change Higher Education?
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The Chronicle of Higher Education
The coronavirus crisis has upended much of modern life, and higher education has not been spared. Campuses are closed, courses moved online, commencements canceled. In the short term, students scramble to figure out their fall plans, the faculty faces hiring freezes, and administrators debate once-unimaginable options.
The pandemic might also permanently change the character of higher learning in America—its culture, its role in society and in the economy, and the business models that sustain it.