From fundraising to immigration, the stakes will be higher in 2019-20 as more institutions look for lasting solutions.
Enrollment, finances, immigration, free speech. Many of the issues expected at the top of college presidents’ work lists are carryovers from last year, with a few new wrinkles.
Higher ed watched this summer as one public system reacted to drastic cuts in state funding. And college leaders raised yet more flags that the current political climate is threatening the supply of international students. Meanwhile, issues around Title IX are likely to heat up again with the expected release of new regulations this fall.
“It’s in many ways more of the same as well as a bunch of new complications,” said Terry Hartle, senior vice president of government and public affairs at the American Council on Education (ACE).