Provost Rafael BrasThe Commission on Creating the Next in Education (CNE) was brought to life in late 2015 by the Office of the Provost. This effort, led by Provost Rafael Bras (pictured, left), charged the Commission with finding solutions for the following:

“…the business of national and international education is rapidly changing. The old models of business, pedagogy, and mission are either being questioned, or are no longer valid, meaning we must continually assess and reassess our own methodologies. Issues of ‘flat world’ connectivity, technology and accessibility, affordability and return on investment, and a diversifying body of learners drive today’s higher education model, all while the old funding model becomes obsolete.”

The Commission was launched with the mission to take a look at the Institute’s current educational principles and methodologies, benchmark best practices in higher education, and make recommendations about how the Georgia Tech of the future will serve new and different generations of learners.

C21U's Rich DeMillo (pictured, left) and the College of Engineering's Bonnie Ferri (pictured, right) were selected as co-chairs of the Commission.

Rich DeMillo and Bonnie Ferri

Steering Committee Members:

  • Richard DeMillo, co-chair, School of Computer Science and the Center for 21st Century Universities
  • Bonnie Ferri, co-chair, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Nelson Baker, Georgia Tech Professional Education
  • Susan Cozzens, Office of Graduate Education and Faculty Development
  • Jennifer Herazy, Office of the Provost
  • Mark Hoeting, Office of Information Technology
  • Charles Isbell, College of Computing
  • Laurence Jacobs, School of Civil & Environmental Engineering
  • Colin Potts, Office of Undergraduate Education

View the Full Commission Member Roster, including members from across Georgia Tech campus units on the website of the Office of the Provost.