Here is a real-world situation.

You’ve been hired by an industry association representing the 3,000 colleges located in the United States. Due to COVID-19, nearly all universities in the United States will be conducting classes via video conference at the start of the new academic school year, which begins in August 2020.

A few months ago, the association sent out a survey to the college students attending their member universities. The survey asked a simple question:

Given the remote learning situation, do you plan to re-enroll and attend school in the next academic year?

25% responded “No.”

What should the association’s member universities do regarding this finding? How would you structure this problem? What are the possible implications of this finding?

Post your answers in a comment below.