The Strategic Planning Committee chose a 20-year timeline to achieve our BHAG to be nationally recognized as the university of choice for externally collaborative, project-based,interdisciplinary, curricula for learning. To achieve this goal by 2032, we have to start moving our curricula in that direction now. The sooner we start moving, the more time we’ll have to get it right.
Extra-curricular EPIC Learning opportunities for students are in place through Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation + Entrepreneurship Center and the Center for Community and Learning Partnerships. Many students have taken advantage of these activities already and by Fall of 2015, opportunities for all of our students to participate in some form of EPIC Learning should be in place as an integral part of our curricula as well.
- The Fall 2013 semester was used by the provost, department chairs and deans to identify the most important steps needed to effectively implement EPIC Learning for all students in the Fall 2015 semester.
- The Spring 2014 semester will be used by the faculty in the departments to plan changes.
- Summer and Fall 2014 are available to prepare any curricular changes that might be necessary.
- Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 are for obtaining Institute Curriculum Committee approvals (if needed) so that changes can be submitted to the registrar.
Seen on a longer timeline, some form of EPIC Learning opportunity will begin for all students in Fall 2015. We can review these initial trials and improve them for the Fall 2016 semester and begin expanding EPIC Learning, if it’s successful, in Fall 2017. We have from Fall 2017 to Fall 2027 for the development of a full EPIC Learning approach. Finally, we have the five years from 2027 to 2032 to achieve our BHAG, national recognition as the university of choice for EPIC Learning.