Evolving Academic Directions for Future Careers

  • Continue to grow the university’s professional doctoral and MFA programs and advocate to streamline state approval of new professional doctoral programs.
  • Evaluate options for a subscription model that allows alumni (or others) to make a flat or regular payment in exchange for the opportunity to enroll in academic classes or training opportunities.
  • Promote academic programs with a focus on certificates, career education opportunities, new programs, and programs delivered with new modalities.
  • Develop new academic programs and centers in high demand areas (including a grief certificate, a grief center, and a sustainability major) and revise select academic curriculum and adjust branding (title, course names, etc.) to better align with employer expectations.
  • Increase academic options in targeted areas (e.g., certificates, block classes, short courses, online-only programs, etc.) and explore a variety of flexible class scheduling and delivery options to meet student needs.
  • Broaden professional development educational opportunities for faculty and academic support staff.
  • Enhance interdisciplinary approaches in providing learning experiences that meet employer expectations, enhance the curriculum, and improve efficiency.