Higher Ed Responds to Shifting Workforce Needs
2 Sep 2022
Higher education has long been a field of constant change. In the past few years, the rate of change has accelerated with the pandemic as the driver. The pivot to virtual courses was just the tip of the iceberg. For many schools, this wasn’t a huge change—they’d been offering online learning for years, and they had online platforms like Canvas and Panopto in place that could accommodate a broader shift.
But the pandemic also disrupted the market that higher ed institutions primarily serve: employees, both current and future. Even with coronavirus infection rates generally in decline, Minnesota employers are having to adapt to a new normal of workforce shortages, hybrid workplaces, and higher turnover. All this affects how regional colleges and universities deliver education.