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Working Groups Established to Explore Lifetime Learning Unit

Atlanta, Ga.

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The Georgia Institute of Technology is announcing its intention to launch a new academic unit dedicated to lifetime learning. The new unit will bring together three entities whose work underpins its mission and vision: Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC), and the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U).

This launch means opportunities for new and expanded research, curricula, students, and professional support for educators at every stage “from K to gray.”

Establishing a new academic unit is a long process, and Tech is at the very beginning. Dean Nelson Baker and Dean Charles Isbell are leading the effort, which currently has three working groups:

  • Academic vision, research, faculty governance, and strategic planning
  • Business model and operations
  • Change management and communications

The Institute has engaged an external consultant, Accenture, to survey the existing state of the lifetime learning market and to provide guidance on possible benchmarks against peers and competitors inside and outside of higher education, market opportunities, and best practices of lifetime education ventures.

In the coming weeks, the working groups will ask members of the Georgia Tech community to contribute their knowledge and creative energy to the process. 

Read the full story and find the list of working group members in the Georgia Tech News Center.

Media Contact

Susie Ivy

Director of Organizational, Academic and Research Communications

provostsoffice@gatech.edu

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