The University is committed to continually enhancing our value to students. We are adapting to a changing world by seeking new and innovative ways to offer education of the highest quality.
To do this we are actively exploring how emerging educational technologies can be used to achieve the goals of:
- Increasing flexibility for BU students
- Promoting and leveraging BU’s strengths
- Improving the quality and diversity of BU offerings
- Extending BU’s reach to new prospective students, professionals, alumni, and life-long learners and
- Creating differentiation in an environment of global competition
The higher education landscape is experiencing fundamental and disruptive change. Many factors, including the increasing cost of tuition, have made college education inaccessible to large parts of the population. Those who invest in a full degree program at a respected higher education institution come with new expectations of the learning environment. They are accustomed to multimedia and want engagement with faculty and other students in their classes.
Funding and Developing Innovation
At the same time, advances in technology and learning research are creating alternative modes of blended learning that can help universities meet these changing needs.
Here at BU, we have the capacity to offer more interactive classroom instruction and personalized online learning that produces better outcomes for faculty and students alike. Our aspiration at DEI is to incubate projects that have lasting impact on how we do things at BU and to position us in the forefront of educational innovation in years to come. We are deliberately flexible in our approach, valuing bold initiative, collaboration, and the transformative potential of thoughtful ideation.