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Breakthrough Models Academy
July 13–18, 2014 | Cambridge, MA
Summer and Fall 2014 | Online
February 9–11, 2015 | Anaheim, CA
Apply today for the Breakthrough Models Academy 2014, a collaboration of EDUCAUSE, the League for Innovation in the Community College, and Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC).
What is a breakthrough model?
Numerous books and articles have been dedicated to the future of higher education and the need for models that make college more accessible, affordable, and effective. Designing and accelerating the adoption of those models will require leadership, innovation, and the use of technology. Successful leaders will not be bound by convention, but understand how to catalyze change.
Why designing new breakthrough models matters.
The Academy's goal is to advance the next generation of change agents who can design new models that will serve higher education. Ensuring today's colleges and universities are accessible, relevant, flexible, and sustainable will require models that fundamentally alter current instructional delivery and student support strategies, financial models, operating structures and institutional policies.
How these new breakthrough models will be put to the test.
The academy combines a week-long face-to-face event with an ongoing breakthrough model design challenge developed by cross-institutional teams. Team models will be judged by experts and peers at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting 2015 and each individual member of the winning team(s) will receive financial support for advancing their professional development. In addition, each institution represented on the winning team(s) will receive a complimentary one year membership with the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI).
Where to find examples of breakthrough models that are affecting real change.
Prior to submitting your application, it will be helpful to review past grant projects funded through the Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) which illustrate examples of breakthrough change.
Grant recipient profiles to review:
Review all of the breakthrough models for college completion grant recipient profiles.