Florida higher education leaders discuss the industry’s future

December 14, 2021

Higher education officials across the Sunshine State believe that while the coronavirus pandemic may have been the catalyst to pivot to online classes, it will leave a lasting impact felt long after the virus is eradicated.

“I think what a lot of people are processing through is, ‘What are some technologies to help deliver our value prop?'” said Saif Ishoof, vice president for engagement at Florida International University. “But also, ‘What are the human values that will be ended for everyone who is a stakeholder to help us navigate the moment we’re in?'”

Executives from the University of South Florida, Hillsborough Community College, Lakeland-based Florida Polytechnic University and Miami-based FIU met Thursday afternoon as part of the Synapse Converge conference. The group spoke on a virtual panel titled “The Impacts of Distance Learning on Higher Education,” tackling what the present and future higher education experience may look like…

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