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The Fear of Innovative Change in Higher Education

It is difficult to discuss higher education without mentioning the innovative movement within such industries. Both non-profits and for-profits have opted into the innovation change in order to reduce costs and increase graduation rates. Such changes are partially home grown and partially forced by the industry based upon new economic challenges the nation finds itself dealing with.  Educators feel that the push for change comes from outside market forces that demand new skill levels (Kirschner, 2012). Those professors and administrators who were the originators of new knowledge have a push to be on the forefront of new educational and technology based systems. The market desires a higher prepared student that is capable of handling a more complex work environment with more complex tools.  According to a study conducted by Public Agenda many administrators are focusing on short-term gains that have impacted their colleges versus fully engaging themselves in the technology r