Northeastern’s recent national Inno­va­tion in Higher Edu­ca­tion opinion poll revealed what acad­emia has known, yet feared, for years: the higher edu­ca­tion system needs to change, and it needs to change now.

When the survey was first released, North­eastern Pres­i­dent Joseph Aoun told the community:

In over­whelming num­bers, [respon­dents] are telling us that the system of today will not meet the chal­lenges of tomorrow. These find­ings are a wake-​​up call for those of us in higher edu­ca­tion to renew the social com­pact we have always had with Amer­i­cans by inno­vating across mul­tiple dimensions.

Yet, what changes does North­eastern think need to be made? The Uni­ver­sity cre­ated an info­graphic high­lighting the “5 Things People Want from Higher Edu­ca­tion.” Sev­eral sug­ges­tions sound sim­ilar to the New Year’s res­o­lu­tions we wish every col­lege would make in 2013, like pro­vide more real-​​world skills and incor­po­rate some level of online learning.

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