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The Breakthrough Models Academy 2014 is a collaboration of EDUCAUSE, the League for Innovation in the Community College, and Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC).
 

The Residential Program

Participants come to Cambridge, MA for five busy days of speaker sessions with leaders in the field such as Paul LeBlanc, president of Southern New Hampshire University, and working sessions with their design challenge team and mentor coaches.
 

The Coach-Supported Model Design Program

Post-Cambridge, design challenge teams will meet and create their own version of a 'breakthrough model' for student success that incorporates essential elements and builds on the information shared in the residential program.


The Model Design Presentation

The Academy culminates with presentation of selected designs at the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative Annual Meeting.


The Academy's Goal

The Academy strives to prepare current and emerging leaders ready to catalyze change by challenging current thinking and providing a chance to design next generation learning models.  Designing and accelerating the adoption of those models will require leadership, innovation, and the use of technology.  Examples of breakthrough models among NGLC’s grantees include: 

 

2013 Academy Participant

"'My participation in the Breakthrough Models Academy has significantly expanded my knowledge and network. I have gained confidence to be bolder in providing courageous and inspired leadership in the context of my own institution and beyond."

 




2014 academy

  • 40% Private Institutions
  • 60% Public Institutions
  • 28% Two Year Colleges
  • 72% Four Year Colleges
  • Balanced gender representation
  • International: Australia and Canada
  • Carnegies Represented: Doctoral, Masters, Liberal Arts and Associates Colleges 


Topics of Interest

  • Affordability
  • Business models
  • Accessibility
  • Student completion
  • Student retention
  • Faculty Roles/ Development
  • Competency based education
  • Pedagogy
  • Globalization

 

Contact Us

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

 

 

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