UHart Predicts Higher Ed Trends in Hartford Business Journal

January 11, 2023
Submitted By: Office of Marketing and Communication

Colleges and universities have had to rapidly evolve since the pandemic began, and 2023 will likely be no different. University of Hartford President Gregory Woodward recently highlighted the trends expected in higher education for 2023 in a Hartford Business Journal article.

Institutions will need to strengthen and expand partnerships with area businesses and corporations in an effort to further provide students with real-world experiences through internships and consulting projects. But those businesses will benefit as well by showing students possible career paths and engaging them as potential future employees, Woodward told the HBJ.

Schools may also see growth in 3+1 programs, he added. UHart’s Barney School of Business has seen increasing demand in its accelerated offerings, as they save students both time and money and allow them to begin their careers sooner.

Additionally, as industry needs and student interests change, new majors and programs need to emerge at the same time, Woodward explained. UHart this year launched a new graduate nursing graduate degree, a sports management program, and a construction and technology major.

Woodward was one of just four higher education presidents interviewed for the story.