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The Strategic Management of Higher Education Institutions by Hamid Kazeroony

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Chapter 5

The Changing Learners

Michael J. Sukowski

Who are our learners? Does the definition of traditional student (enters college immediately after high school graduation) still cover the majority of our undergraduate student populations? Can all higher education institutions meet the wide variety of needs of today’s learners, or will they choose to specialize? This chapter will look at our changing learners as defined by the question, who are our students; cover the challenges, such as shifting cultural references, technological diversity, college readiness, and very different student populations; and describe how we can prepare to teach these changing student populations.

Who Are Our Students?

While this chapter focuses primarily on higher ...

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