Challenging the status quo: The influence of proprietary learning institutions on the shifting landscape of higher education

B. J. Mandernach, H. Radda, S. Greenberger, K. Forrest

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Abstract

Social, historical and economic forces are challenging the viability of traditional models of higher education; postsecondary institutions must examine alternative strategies and approaches in order to effectively adapt to the demands of a knowledge economy. Proprietary models provide insight to assist colleges and universities striving to address changes necessary to achieve (and sustain) success in meeting the growing needs of lifelong learners via: (1) opening access to a broader community of students; and (2) cutting costs through increased efficiency in structure and operation. Implementation of sound educational practices aligned with efficient processes and cost-effective structures is essential for colleges and universities striving to meet the needs of an increasing number of students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTransformative Perspectives and Processes in Higher Education
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages31-48
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319092478
ISBN (Print)9783319092461
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

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Mandernach, B. J., Radda, H., Greenberger, S., & Forrest, K. (2015). Challenging the status quo: The influence of proprietary learning institutions on the shifting landscape of higher education. In Transformative Perspectives and Processes in Higher Education (pp. 31-48). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-09247-8_3