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Looking Beyond the Enrollment Cliff with Professor Nathan Grawe

Joining Howard Teibel today in conversation is Dr. Nathan Grawe, distinguished teaching professor of the social sciences at Carleton college, where he has served on the faculty since 1999. You might have seen Nathan’s work as it relates to the framing of the enrollment cliff, something that’s been exacerbated and accelerated in this last year.

As we find ourselves beginning to emerge out of lockdowns in our lives — and for many of us on our campuses — the big question is how will we navigate back to what Georgia Tech is framing as a return to better?

This conversation with Nathan covers many important topics, including his most recent analysis of enrollment trends, issues of shared governance, and how we need to think about work as we come out of this pandemic.

Reach out to us at Teibel education if we can help you build an intentional mindset and process to navigate your challenges over this next year.

About Dr. Nathan Grawe

Dr. Nathan Grawe the Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Carleton College. He is a labor economist whose work examines intergenerational connections with education and labor market outcomes. Nathan’s book, Demographics and The Demand for Higher Education (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018) examines how recent demographic shifts are likely to affect demand for higher education. In a follow-up project, The Agile College (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021), Nathan draws on interviews with higher education leaders to provide examples of how proactive institutions are grappling with demographic change.

Links & Notes

  • 00:00 – Welcome to Navigating Change
  • 02:28 – Introducing Dr. Nathan Grawe

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