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The Future of Higher Education Enrollment with Dr. Thomas Cavanagh

Join us for the first episode of our newest podcast, where we discuss trends in higher education enrollment with Dr. Thomas Cavanagh

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Episode Description

In today’s episode, we dig into enrollment trends in the higher education space. Student enrollment at universities and colleges has been declining for years. The problem was only hastened by the pandemic.

To discuss the topic further and offer strategies higher education institutions can deploy to address this growing concern, we welcomed Dr. Thomas Cavanagh, Vice Provost for Digital Learning at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Cavanagh and Dr. Cristi Ford, VP of Academic Affairs at D2L, chatted about:

  • The difference between intentional and emergency online instruction
  • What the non-traditional student population means for course instruction
  • How UCF supports faculty to create intentional and strategic blended learning experiences
  • The value of a degree at a time when debt loads are high
  • What the rise of micro-credentials means for higher education institutions


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Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Digital Learning, University of Central Florida Read Thomas Cavanagh, Ph.D.'s bio
Dr Cristi Ford

Dr. Cristi Ford

Vice President of Academic Affairs, D2L Read Dr. Cristi Ford's bio
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