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Strategic Issues Program

Announcing the release of "Unsettling Times: Higher Education in an Era of Change"

The University of Denver Strategic Issues Program has made its report, "Unsettling Times: Higher Education in an Era of Change" available to the public.

Click here to download a PDF version of the report.

Higher Ed Report

The Future of Higher Education

Like other colleges and universities, the University of Denver has experienced many of the changes affecting higher education.  New   technologies, demographic changes, consistently increasing tuition rates, economic stresses, competition from non-traditional   schools, student expectations and other forces are challenging the conventions and viability of traditional higher education.

To structure the university’s strategy for addressing the challenges and seizing the opportunities presented in this new environment,   DU utilized its Strategic Issues Program to examine the future of higher education. (Read more about SIP's process here)

As a private institution dedicated to the public good, the University of Denver is sharing the report of its 2014 panel, “Unsettling Times: Higher Education in an Era of Change”, not only to provide a framework for other colleges and universities, but to expand and inform the public discussion about the role and future of higher education.

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The University of Denver Strategic Issues Program

As a part of its commitment to serve the public good, the University of Denver regularly convenes a group of citizens to examine an issue of particular importance to the people of Colorado. These groups, called strategic issues panels, reflect the University's belief that, as an independent institution, it is in a unique position to make contributions to the state that has been home to the University since our founding in 1864. In a real sense, these panels affirm the values of informed civil discourse, intellectual freedom, open communication and rigor that guide the University of Denver itself.