WILL UNIVERSITIES BE RELICS?
What Happens When an Irresistible Force
Meets an Immovable Object?
John W. Hibbs
Peter Drucker predicts that, in 30 years, the traditional university
will be nothing more than a relic. Should we listen or laugh?
Hibbs examines Drucker's prophesy in the light of other unbelievable
events, including the rapid transformation of the Soviet Union "from
an invincible Evil Empire into just another meek door-knocker at
International Monetary Fund headquarters". Given the mobility and
cost concerns of today's students, as well as the growing tendency
of employers to evaluate job-seekers' competencies rather than their
institutional affiliations, Hibbs agrees that the brick-and-mortar
university is doomed to extinction.
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