Many deans in this session shared common concerns about increased financial pressures, stemming from dipping state revenues and increased university subsidies, as they engaged in two central roundtable discussions. First, how can they raise more revenue for their schools? And, second, how can they mitigate the risks that come with adopting new models? Suggestions included increasing international student enrollments, expanding summer programs, designing microcredential programs, adopting more future-focused faculty models, and collaborating more with deans from other disciplines. This session generated a host of ideas, along with a range of concerns about the future. The consensus, however, was that while change will be difficult, it also will be inevitable.
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