I was briefly drawn into the efforts of Morris Brown College to resurrect itself from oblivion. Their situation was dire, so I tried to think outside the box and find a teaching model that could work at much lower cost. Nothing came of it, but the exercise gave me some insights and ideas.
I hope to write a series of articles based on this exercise. My idea is to restructure Higher Ed so it stays true to its heritage, but uses new business tools to “manage” how they teach the traditional subjects.
Let’s eliminate the ridiculous idea where schools waste time teaching courses in “Microsoft Word” or “Project Management”. Those aren’t worth courses … just use them as the tools you use all the time to teach real topics like psychology, business, design, etc.