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
- 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
- Enhance interdisciplinary approaches in providing learning experiences that meet employer
expectations, enhance the curriculum, and improve efficiency.