Much of the coming innovation in higher education will occur through re-thinking current teaching practices, not simply through use of online technology. George Leef wrote yesterday about a new branch of the University of Minnesota whose leadership is rewriting old rules.
Some of the changes at the University of Minnesota Rochester: There’s only one degree, a bachelor’s in health sciences. Tenure requires research — in teaching! Graduation rates may be low because rigor is expected. And the “campus” is a shopping mall.