Gone is the day when most undergraduate students are 18-22 year-old full time residential students who have come directly from high school and are primarily full-time students. Nationwide the New Majority of students are older, or traditionally-aged students with significant adult responsibilities.
Malm and Weber argue that meeting the needs of New Majority learners is central to the survival of many institutions. Faced with an increasing number of educational options, increased price competition, serving the New Majority student will require institutions to work across the institution to understand the needs of this growing student group and work together to transform how education is delivered.
This website acts as a resource to help encourage conversations about New Majority learners across the campus and across the country.