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A University For the 21st Century

Today’s University Is…

  • Lagging Behind

    Nearly 90% of all jobs require computer and technical literacy, and the traditional education model is failing to deliver the skills needed to compete in the new American job market.

    lagging behind
  • Increasingly Unaffordable

    The job-market value of skills and knowledge gained from higher education is not always equal to the cost of that education.

    increasingly unaffordable
  • Changing Demographics

    Over the last three decades, the number of minority and female higher education students has doubled. From 2006-2017 the number of enrolling students over the age of 25 is expected to be double that of those under 25.

    changing demographics
  • Falling Behind

    American high school students are behind their international peers on math and science assessments, and only 16% of all bachelor degrees awarded in the U.S. in 2007 were in math or science.

    falling behind
  • Tomorrow’s University Will Be…

  • On Demand

    Technology is making education more accessible through mobile devices, so that students will expect to learn, study, and work whenever and wherever they want to.

    on demand
  • Sustainable

    Colleges and Universities will become more energy efficient, reduce operating costs through innovative uses of technology and change their curricular offerings to reflect the importance of conservation issues in society.

    sustainable
  • Innovative

    American workers need to cultivate innovation and leadership skills to remain competitive in the world economy as more than 2000 U.S. companies outsourcing their lower-skilled jobs.

    innovative
  • Collaborative

    There will be greater teacher/student collaboration without boundaries as non-traditional students bring valuable experiences to their education, and online communication erases the need for classroom and office hours.

    collaborative
  • Entrepreneurial

    Students and faculty will engage more in the Classical concept of invention and exploration of new ideas, which does more than prepare students for existing jobs; it empowers students to create their own careers.

    entrepreneurial
  • Market-Driven

    Universities will become increasingly goal oriented, especially in proving the value of the education “product” and its application to the job market. Education will shift from humanities-based to skills-based.

    market driven
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