At Johns Hopkins University Press, our goal is to create resources for faculty, administrators and college leaders that meet the moment. This moment in particular is like no other. In that spirit, we’ve partnered with education innovators Edward Maloney and Josh Kim to create The Low-Density University: 15 Scenarios for Higher Education, now available to read for free on Project MUSE. We’re also offering a 30% discount on some of our most relevant books to help colleges and universities navigate this semester with insight from the community’s top thinkers.
COVID-19 triggered an existential crisis for American higher education. In this concise guide, authors Edward J. Maloney and Joshua Kim lay out clear ways colleges and universities can move forward in safe and effective ways. The Low-Density University presents fifteen scenarios for how colleges and universities can address the current crisis from a fully online semester to others with students in residence and in the classroom. How can changing the calendar or shifting to hybrid models of blended classrooms impact teaching, learning, and the college experience? Could we emerge from this crisis with new models that are better and more adapted to today's world?