Re: DRUCKER SAYS "UNIVERSITIES WON'T SURVIVE"
It seems to me that universities will survive as a very different entity
than they are now. Already private funding supports much of what happens
on our campuses. Have you noticed that Manning is eroding a bit at the
edges? Paint is peeling on the cupola and all of the other wood on the
exterior (ie window sills). All of the stairwells are water-damaged. The
last time our front hall got a face lift was when Dr. Daniel became dean
(15/20 years ago?)- love that green and the faded pictures.
Now, has anyone visited the business school lately? Their current
building is in pretty good shape, yet in July, they're moving into a new
building. Price tag: $25 million. The new building is a true palace of
education: marble halls, grand staircase, lecture halls with terminals
for laptops at each seat. By terminals, I mean each seat is hard wired
with a category 5 copper connection and an electrical outlet. The copper
connections go to the AV room where they are connected to fiber. Each
study room and office has a direct fiber direction.
I think the funders behind the business school are betting that campus
life won't be dead in 30 years.
On Thu, 27 Feb 1997, Paul Jones wrote:
> DRUCKER SAYS "UNIVERSITIES WON'T SURVIVE"
> Renowned management consultant and author Peter Drucker says: "Thirty years
> from now the big university campuses will be relics. Universities won't
> survive. It's as large a change as when we first got the printed book. Do
> you realize that the cost of higher education has risen as fast as the cost
> of health care? ... Such totally uncontrollable expenditures, without any
> visible improvement in either the content or the quality of education, means
> that the system is rapidly becoming untenable. Higher education is in deep
> crisis... Already we are beginning to deliver more lectures and classes off
> campus via satellite or two-way video at a fraction of the cost. The
> college won't survive as a residential institution. " (Forbes 10 Mar 97)
> Paul Jones
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