Location

BUL 207

Start Date

8-18-2017 11:20 AM

End Date

8-18-2017 12:20 PM

Description

This presentation focuses on global forces and trends that are reshaping higher education worldwide. The presenters will identify some of the most important trends and show how those trends impact, in particular, enrollment at NAD Adventist universities. The presenters will engage participants in discussing possible strategies to proactively react and attract more students to Andrews University.

Biography

Alayne Thorpe is dean for both the School of Distance Education & International Partnerships and the School of Graduate Studies at Andrews University, and also serves as president of Griggs International Academy. She is responsible for all online and off-campus programs at Andrews University and administrator for all graduate programs within the University’s schools and colleges.

Thorpe holds a BA and MA in English and PhD in modern British literature from the University of Maryland. She took additional graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional strategy at Georgetown University. In 1985, she was awarded a fellowship to Cambridge University.

In 2011, Thorpe supervised the relocation and re-establishment of Griggs University/Griggs University (GU/GIA) when they moved to Andrews University. Prior to the move, she was senior vice president for education at Griggs University and Griggs International Academy for 22 years.

Thorpe has a long history in distance education, both as an administrator and a faculty member. She served as a mentor teacher and course developer for the University of Maryland and Washington Adventist University and as an active member of the Distance Education Council, the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Council for International and Trans-Regional Accreditation. In that capacity, Thorpe worked to develop accreditation standards and best practices for distance education, serving as a site evaluator for many years, and member of the Adventist Accrediting Agency Board from 2010–2015.

Gus Gregorutti was born in Argentina but has lived and worked in seven countries. He is a full professor in the Department of Leadership in the Andrews University School of Education. His research focuses on comparative education in different areas, such as faculty research productivity, private higher education in Latin America, and emerging trends that promote a well-rounded student in universities. His first PhD is from Andrews and he is currently finishing a second one in higher education from Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. He is married to Nilda and they have two children.

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Aug 18th, 11:20 AM Aug 18th, 12:20 PM

The Future of Higher Education: Trends and Enrollment Patterns

BUL 207

This presentation focuses on global forces and trends that are reshaping higher education worldwide. The presenters will identify some of the most important trends and show how those trends impact, in particular, enrollment at NAD Adventist universities. The presenters will engage participants in discussing possible strategies to proactively react and attract more students to Andrews University.