This report profiles the trends and key technologies and practices shaping the future of the holistic student experience, and envisions a number of scenarios for that future. It is based on the perspectives and expertise of a global panel of leaders from across the higher education landscape.
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The Future of the Holistic Student Experience
Increasingly, higher education stakeholders are recognizing the value—and the imperative—of empowering students to bring their whole selves to college and, to that end, are providing holistic programming and learning opportunities. Fostering student connection and belonging through multiple modalities and providing proactive and wide-ranging mental health resources while attending to issues of accessibility and inclusion are increasingly common on campuses.
For this Horizon Report edition focusing on supporting the holistic student experience in higher education, panelist discussion reflected these themes and mind-set. This report summarizes the results of those discussions and offers a grounded perspective on multiple possibilities for where our future may be headed.
Trends: Scanning the Horizon
This section of the report describes the trends that are going to shape the future of the holistic student experience.
Key Technologies & Practices
This section of the report details six key technologies and practices that will have a significant impact on the holistic student experience. Included in this section are college and university exemplar projects demonstrating the impact of the technologies and practices.
This report envisions a number of scenarios for the future of the holistic student experience for which we can start to prepare today.
The 2023 Horizon panel comprised 59 higher education experts from around the globe.
Reports and Supporting Materials
Issues, Technologies, and Trends Resources
Higher education leaders and decision makers use the annual Issues, Technologies, and Trends resources—the Top IT Issues, Trend Watch report, and the Horizon Reports—to know what's important and where to focus in their IT planning and management activities. When viewed together these resources provide more complete and nuanced guidance on institutional IT priorities.