Jim Fong is the Chief Research Officer for the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) and founding director of the UPCEA Center for Research and Strategy. Fong specializes in the convergence and conflict of demographics, the new economy, technology and higher education. As a higher education analyst, he specializes in new program development research, marketing strategy and the enrollment funnel experience.
Prior to joining UPCEA, Fong worked as a higher education strategic marketing consultant and researcher for two firms and prior to that was the Director of Marketing, Research and Planning for Penn State University Outreach where he helped with the launch of the University’s World Campus.
Jim holds a B.S., M.S. and an M.B.A. from The University of Vermont.
For the past decade, futurists and analysts have seen a weakening of the existing higher education model. Many have believed that higher education would evolve into a new economy, the 4th industrial revolution, beginning in 2030. Politics and the pandemic has accelerated the pace forcing a new educational model. Employers, Generation Z and Millennials will have a greater say in content definition and creation of the unbundled and stackable economy-focused credential.
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