Reinventing Higher Education: How Transcontinental University is Transforming the Learning Experience

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​The value of higher education has been in question over the last few decades. Along with its increasing costs, the adequacy for the working environment of graduates’ skills has been questioned by many companies. In business education, the advancement of technology has brought into use many new simulation tools and online learning systems. The question remains, “Is the value of a university education worth the increasingly higher costs?” And, if you ask graduates how much they recall from their university education, most respond within 10% -25%, which is a horrific return on the investment of time and money. Even as many universities are pushing the concept of student-centered learning/curriculum, the recall of information remains poor. And if the recall is poor, what about the skills that were developed from the knowledge that seemingly is forgotten? Were they ever developed in the first place?

Transcontinental University, a newly authorized graduate educational institution, based out of Dublin, Ohio, designed a new educational model for its graduate business programs called Unforgettable Education. This educational model is powered by the latest research in educational psychology and the professional experiences of its global faculty. Comprehensively engineered, Unforgettable Education reinvents the educational processes into a powerful learning experience that produces confident, emotionally intelligent, strategic thinkers who are poised to be business leaders who can deliver sustained successes within any organization. This model integrates these processes of education to enable students to develop holistically, based on a fostering of multiple intelligences (different intellectual abilities or ways of processing information) rather than by teaching to a single aspect of intelligence, which is the traditional teaching method. Unforgettable Education includes major systemic educational changes, such as in curriculum design, faculty recruitment and development, and long-term development systems.

Curriculum design takes an integrative approach from two distinct perspectives. First, courses are integrated so that students build a strategic understanding of how organizations function. Secondly, the education is framed around students’ business problems. Each course helps the student solve a problem in their organization.

Faculty recruitment and development has attracted some of the most talented, humble, and caring professors in the world. The faculty are not only experts in their field, but also experts in teaching and mentoring leaders.

Long-term development systems enable the holistic development of the students. This includes traits such as confidence, creativity, and the ability to build trust and think strategically. Specific skills are also developed through guided mentoring.

The customized learning experience at Transcontinental University will be vastly different from other university experiences. For example, we have eight celebrations of achievements within the Executive MBA program. These achievements are based on solving our students' organizational challenges with implemented solutions. This is a highly practical learning experience, integrating the vast academic knowledge and experiences of global consultants, and more importantly, the problems faced by the organizations of our students.

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