Ferment and Change: Higher Education in 2015

What will higher education look like 10 years from now if it is highly responsive to the demands of society? What external forces will reshape colleges and universities by 2015, if allowed to do so? What forms might the changes assume?

Realistically speaking, higher education may not be very responsive to the larger society over the next decade. It has too many constituencies to satisfy, too many traditions, too many constraints weighing on it to lend it the flexibility â€” or