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Knocking at the College Door: What Does the Declining Number of High School Graduates Mean for the Future of Higher Education?
January 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thanks to everyone who joined our Knocking at the College Door: What Does the Declining Number of High School Graduates Mean for the Future of Higher Education? webinar on Friday, January 29, 2021.
Here is a video of the webinar:
What Does the Future Hold?
What does the declining number of high school graduates mean for the future of higher education and the workforce in New England? How will student demographics continue to change over time? How has COVID-19 impacted student learning and college readiness?
This session is especially relevant to postsecondary enrollment managers, superintendents, high school principals, high school counselors, college presidents and anyone else with a keen interest in learning more about how declining high school graduates will impact the region from now until 2037.
Our presenters shared key findings from the newest Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education’s (WICHE) 2020 Knocking at the College Door report, as well as from the research on New England states’ projected decline in the number of high school graduates over the next 17 years. The session’s expert panelists also delved into the short- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for college and work readiness, higher education enrollment and the New England economy.
The webinar featured these panelists:
- Lisa Ellrich, Director of Admissions, University of Maine Farmington
- G. Duncan Harris, CEO, Capital Community College (Hartford, CT)
- Kerri Johnston, Dean of Enrollment Management, University of Massachusetts Lowell
- Paul Reville, Professor of Practice of Educational Policy & Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Education
- Edinaldo Tebaldi, Professor of Economics, Bryant University
as well as these additional speakers:
- Patrick Lane, Vice President of Policy & Research, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
- Sheridan Miller, State Policy Engagement Coordinator, NEBHE
- Michael Thomas, President and CEO, NEBHE