Generational Shockwaves and the Implications for Higher Education
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Generational Shockwaves and the Implications for Higher Education

Edited by Donald E. Heller and Madeleine B. d’ Ambrosio

This volume, part of the TIAA-CREF Institute Series on Higher Education, is based on a national conference convened by the Institute in November 2007. The generational issues that were the focus of the conference raise both risks and opportunities with the potential to profoundly affect our cultural environment, both inside and outside academe.
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Chapter 5: The Impact of the Millennials on Higher Education

Donald W. Harward


Donald W. Harward INTRODUCTION This session of the 2007 TIAA-CREF National Higher Education Leadership Conference focused on today’s Millennial age students, and addressed such questions as what characteristics do these students share? How are our institutions preparing them for their future choices and challenges? What will be needed to recruit them and to educate them to be the next generation of faculty and institutional leaders? The session participants included: ● ● ● ● Donald W. Harward (Moderator) is President Emeritus of Bates College, Senior Fellow of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and Director of the Bringing Theory to Practice Project supporting educational institutions as they address the integrated core outcomes of liberal education. Andrew K. Benton is President of Pepperdine University. His background is law and his multiple responsibilities at Pepperdine before becoming President in 2000 helped serve his objective of positioning Pepperdine as first in academic advancement and career preparation among American faith-based colleges and universities. Julie K. Little is Interim Director of EDUCAUSE, having recently served as Executive Director of Educational Technology at the Innovative Technology Center at the University of Tennessee. Her research interests focus on faculty development, facilitating communications and collaborations in distributed learning environments, and designing effective uses of instructional technologies. Debra W. Stewart is President of the Council of Graduate Schools, a position she has held since 2000. A national spokesperson for graduate education in America, Stewart served as Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Graduate School at North Carolina State University before joining the...

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