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Virtual Events
  • Modern Strategy for Presidents and Trustees

    UPCOMING: December 14, 2023 | 2 p.m. ET: To help navigate a turbulent higher-ed landscape, The Chronicle and AGB offer this webinar for board members to advance their strategic-thinking capabilities and ensure their institutions’ long-term success. Register here.
  • Supporting Student Success: Staff and Roles

    ON DEMAND: Colleges prioritize student success through advising programs and performance-tracking systems, but staff burnout and turnover present a challenge. Join us to discuss it. With Support From Mongoose. Watch on demand.
  • Starting a Program for Incarcerated Students

    ON DEMAND: With new federal aid available for students in prisons to take courses for credit, many colleges are now interested in starting or expanding programs for those students. Join us for advice on what it takes to do so. With Support From Ascendium. Watch on demand.
  • Chronicle Festival — Ideas Shaping Higher Ed

    ON DEMAND: How can colleges embrace new partnerships and approaches, put students at the center, and deliver on the value of a degree? Watch this year’s festival on demand and hear from top thinkers and leaders about ideas that will reshape colleges. Watch on demand.

Professional-Development Resources

The Review
  • Data Science Unbound

    ON DEMAND: Student demand for data science in the liberal arts continues to rise. A panel of experts will explore the trend and the challenges it presents, including issues of faculty shortages and course sharing. With Support From Microsoft. On demand.
  • How Do Humanities Majors Fare in the Work Force?

    While the worth of a humanities degree has been called into question in recent years, a new state-by-state analysis shows its earning power is stronger than what many people think, with an unemployment rate similar to graduates in other fields.
  • State Support for Public Colleges, 2002-21

    Explore how state and federal support has declined as a share of overall revenue — putting a greater burden on students — at more than 1,500 public colleges and universities between 2002 and 2021.
Special Report

The Trends Report 2023

If anyone still thought we could gaze, soothsayer-like, into the future in order to meet it fully prepared, Covid-19 humbled us.

But we can try to understand the forces shaping higher ed, what’s behind them, and how we can meet this moment effectively.

We hope this annual issue will help you do just that.