COVID has brought new opportunities in the education space. Recently I completed a chapter focused on the future of equity in higher education – I wondered what this would look like in a post-pandemic world. I quickly realised that, even with my futurist experience and diverse connections, I could not speak for all in the equity space. My indigenous colleagues have taught me that it is not my place to talk for others when I only have my own story to tell. Who am I to lead the conversation in spaces other than my own? It led me to ponder the following:
- Who are we not hearing from? Why?
- How are we moving towards improved equity and inclusion practices?
- Where are our blindspots and biases?
- What actions will we take in response to these questions?
With these thoughts in mind I reached out through my networks and asked you for your What if… responses. Only ten of them will be mentioned in the book chapter but I promised I would share these and now seems the appropriate time. Here are the questions that were submitted about the future of higher education.
Have a read through and share your favourite. What would you add? What pockets of promise can you see…
PS The book should be published in the first half of next year, via Cambridge Scholars Publishing. I will keep you in the loop with more details…