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Breakthrough Models Academy |  Program Costs -$2,500 plus travel and accommodation :

1) The Residential Program, July 13–17, 2015 | Chicago, IL

Each day's exploration during the Academy's face-to-face event will be driven by topics informing the development of new models across today's higher education landscape, including new approaches to problem solving like Design Thinking, new perspective on the business model, changes in the policy environment and the develpment and use of technology/data for student success. During the day and after hours, the Academy experience is anchored by dialogue among the cohort and with experts in the field. At the end of each week, participants will have bonded with their design challenge team and selected a topic for thier design model.


2) The Coach-Supported Model Design Program, Summer & Fall 2015 | Online

Following the week in Chicago, assigned teams will make arrangements to continue work on their designs through ongoing collaboration and coaching.


3) The Model Design Presentation, February, 2016 | San Antonio, TX

Model design presentations will take place at EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting 2016.

  • Using a rubric, the Academy participants and a panel of education innovators will score each model plan. Exemplary plans will be showcased at the ELI Annual Meeting and featured on the NGLC and EDUCAUSE websites.


Contribute to the backchannel conversation on Twitter using #BrMA15.



Participants Said:

On the BMA experience:

"There’s nothing like sitting in a room of people who have completely different experiences to your own, and hearing what they have to say about what’s important in their institutions."

- Judith Peacock Queensland University of Technology

"It’s not just an exercise – it’s a way for us to come up with a project that will actually make a difference."

- Kelvin Bentley, Cuyahoga Community College

On program attendees:

"They are all incredibly enthusiastic about expanding big-picture thinking, and there’s a rockstar list of speakers who come through."

- Kim Round, St. Anselm College



Contact Us

For information about this program, please contact Nancy Millichap, Program Officer, Next Generation Learning Challenges

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