The second session of Deans Summit Connected focused on challenging current perspectives on student systems—from moving toward a student-centric focus, to leveraging data to back decision-making.
In a changing world where education is at a peak for disruption, Deloitte brought together a panel from across the academic and business landscape, to discuss the growing importance of effective student systems in higher education institutes.
With an emphasis on the need for transformation of student systems, in an age where COVID-19 has accelerated the pace and made the reality more obvious, it became imperative to discover factors that would lead to achieving a meaningful transformation. This brought to light two key factors backing a resilient approach:
After all, today’s students are the workforce of the future. And they serve as the primary audience for higher education institutes. As a cohort of individuals, students today are forward-looking, and technology-driven—both attributes which helped set the context for a better understanding of the key factors.
Here’s a brief summary of aspects related to these factors:
Students systems are at the heart of the learner experience, and a data-driven approach is needed to achieve transformation.
To form the backbone of resilient approach, higher education institutions can adjust their strategy and approach to anticipate and meet the needs—this would entail transitioning toward technology and systems transformation, as well as incorporating innovative learning models.
In these changing times, these two factors would not only help pivot the institutions’ efforts around enabling and facilitating a robust learner experience, but also enable them to thrive, as they continue to make an impact that matters.
About Deloitte’s Deans Summit:
Deloitte’s marquee event, Deans Summit by Deloitte India (Offices of the US), shifted gears to keep up with the changing times in 2020. Where virtual connects are the norm now, they became instrumental in supporting us to see what was possible, as we continued to make an impact that matters with our cohort of deans, directors and principals from some of India’s top colleges and universities.
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