Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Barbara Burch (Director), Ric Keaster, Douglas McElroy

Degree Program

Educational Leadership Doctoral Program

Degree Type

Doctor of Education


The world is changing quickly and in complex ways, and this study addresses some of the key implications of these changes for higher education leaders today. Many leaders are facing the difficult task of determining which developments in the larger society are most important and what they may mean for their institutions and for higher education as a whole. This study presents a broad analysis of trends shaping society, highlights patterns within these trends that are important, and offers a framework based on these patterns that leaders might use to help them clarify and evaluate the implications of these changes. The purpose of this project is to help higher education leaders identify germane insights for understanding and planning for the future.


Education | Educational Administration and Supervision | Educational Leadership | Higher Education