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ASSUMPTION 1: The typical college learner in the future is between 18 - 25 years of age.
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ASSUMPTION 2: Grant cycles for innovative best practices need to be 5+ years long.
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ASSUMPTION 3: A greater number of university administrative and service functions (e.g., financial management, housing, student services) may be privatized.
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ASSUMPTION 4: A typical semester or quarter schedule works for most adult learners.
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ASSUMPTION 5: A growing number of students do not have reliable access to devices, a stable internet connection and/or a quiet place to study.
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ASSUMPTION 6: Faculty (instructional staff) roles have expanded.
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ASSUMPTION 7: Persistence from semester to semester is a good indicator of degree completion.
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ASSUMPTION 8: Focusing on learning outcomes is essential to successful course quality.
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ASSUMPTION 9: Trends toward alternatives to degree completion, such as certification and micro-credentials are headed in a favorable direction.
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ASSUMPTION 10: The future learner population will come from more diverse economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds.
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ASSUMPTION 11: Occupations in the marketplace drive the rate of change in curriculum offerings. As specific skillsets emerge and disappear, this will require institutions to quickly adapt.
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ASSUMPTION 12: Geopolitical trends may negatively impact an institution’s ability to recruit and retain qualified international students.
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ASSUMPTION 13: For the next 20 years, employers will have a sufficient pool of college graduates to select from.
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ASSUMPTION 14: Most adults will remain in same profession for most of their careers.
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ASSUMPTION 15: Advancing education past high school correlates with a country's capacity to improve socioeconomomic prosperity.
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