Event calls for university transformation

While top U.S. universities are often at the forefront of innovation in research and development, they typically educate students much as they did 50 years ago, AEI maintains. Universities have not spent much time rethinking the traditional model of teaching and learning. Policy barriers, such as restrictive university accreditation requirements, have stymied change, advocates said—while current legislative efforts have focused more on funding than on reforming the way that schools operate.

Stokes’ research, “What Online Learning Can Teach Us about Higher Education,” was one of eight pieces of research that examined the potential for innovation, ways to reshape aspects of the traditional postsecondary system, and the pitfalls that might accompany any reform efforts.


Reinventing the American University