Christensen Scorecard: Data visualization of US postsecondary institution closures and mergers

The Big Picture In 2013, Harvard Business professor Clayton Christensen made a bold prediction based on his ubiquitous innovation theory that maybe half of all postsecondary institutions could close within 10-15 years. (source: https://youtu.be/KYVdf5xyD8I, starting at 6:25) The scary thing is that 15 years from now, maybe half of the universities will be in bankruptcy, including the state schools. But in the end, I’m excited to see that happen. Christensen then doubled down on his predictions in 2017, humorously saying it might take nine years instead of ten. (source: https://youtu.be/4ljlUOV-Uj4, starting at 1:04:42) Q. Do you still believe, as you’ve said before, that…

Open SUNY OPM RFI Response

Introduction The State University of New York Systems Administration’s Open SUNY department recently put out a Request for Information (RFI) regarding an ambitious set of goals for expanding their online learning programs across the entire 64-campus system. Although the RFI never used the term “Online Program Management (OPM)”, the request is clearly written with OPMs in mind. This is an area of the market where MindWires is increasingly involved with helping academia understand the options and plan for success, both through our consulting engagements and through our public analysis on e-Literate. As we wrote our response to SUNY’s request, we…