Transformational Demographic Changes in America: Implications in Society, Higher Education and Work Teams
Presented by Dr. Mitchell Springer, Executive Director for Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute in West Lafayette, Indiana
The demographic face of the United States is changing in a major tectonic manner never before seen. The next decade will witness the culmination of three major forces: (1) the last of the Baby Boomers turning 65+ years of age (2030), (2) the cross-over where the number of people 65+ years of age outnumber the youths under the age of 18 (2035), and, (3) the recognition that the primary driver for population growth in the U.S. will be from international migration (2030).
These three major events will take place over the upcoming decade. Each of which, by itself, may appear relatively harmless and unnoticed. Together these three transformative changes paint a forever changing face of the demographics of the United States. The impact of these three primary drivers of demographic change are already being felt in the faces and diversity ratios in society, business/industry, higher education, our work teams and our personal lives. Colleges and universities are feverishly working to accommodate these, still to be fully understood, tectonic shifts.
The new demographic of the United States has had a negative impact on enrollments in higher education. New minority populations are not equally prepared, financially or otherwise, to participate in higher education as the current non-Hispanic White majority population. To this end, 25 years of researched literature materializes into multiple efficiency and cost conscious changes currently being implemented by institutions of higher education to accommodate this new minority majority population and attendant reduction in fertility rates.
Additionally, the new student population, being the most diverse of any previous population, is now the predominance of those students in college today. Their beliefs, attitudes and needs are different from any previous demographic cohort to enter college; all of this due in large part to the overall changing social-economics and demographics of the U.S.
This presentation, will overview these three already happening major changes, the likes of which have never been experienced or seen in the history of the United States. It will examine closely the attendant implications of: (1) the new efficiency and cost consciousness in higher education, (2) the cultural implications in recognition and acceptance of these new racial and ethnic changes, and (3) the new face of the work teams and the implications suggested therein.
In the final analysis, this presentation recognizes the many potential, highly charged and emotional implications of changing demographics. It concludes with multiple solutions for culturally adjusting to this new American demographic reality.
Attendees Will Learn:
- to better understand the changing face of American demographics
- to better understand the current changes in higher ed
- to better understand the cultural implications of these changes
- to better understand the changing nature of our program/project work teams
- 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Career Development Workshop
- 6:30pm: Doors Open, Sign-in
- 6:30pm: Networking, Light Food
- 7:00pm: Speaker Begins
- 8:15pm: Post-Program Networking
- 8:30pm: Program Ends
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About Mitchell Springer
Dr. Springer serves as an Executive Director for Purdue University’s Polytechnic Institute in West Lafayette, Indiana. He has over thirty-five years of theoretical and defense industry-based practical experience from four disciplines: software engineering, systems engineering, program management and human resources. Dr. Springer possesses a significant strength in pattern recognition, analyzing and improving organizational systems. He is internationally recognized and has contributed to scholarship more than 300 books, articles, presentations, editorials and reviews on software development methodologies, management, organizational change, and program management. Dr. Springer sits on many university and community boards and advisory committees. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. Dr. Springer is the President of the Indiana Council for Continuing Education as well as the Past-Chair of the Continuing Professional Development Division of the American Society for Engineering Education.
Dr. Springer received his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Purdue University, his MBA and Doctorate in Adult and Community Education with a Cognate in Executive Development from Ball State University. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR & SHRM-SCP), in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), civil and domestic mediation and is a State of Indiana Registered domestic mediator.
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