What’s Dennis Reading – Feb. 20

This week, Vice President Dennis Pruitt is reading:

The End of the University as We Know It” by Ann McClure

An opinion piece by Ann McClure, this editorial takes a look at the impact that technology could have onuniversities in the future. By looking at current trends we can expect to see free higher education, all online classes and a completely new approach to campus involvement. Have you already seen shifts in your program with the increasing use of technology?

Learning to Love Volatility” by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“Black swans” are events in history that no one can plan for (the World Wars, 9/11, the creation of the internet, etc.) There is no possible way for us to predict these events, but we need to find ways for us to continue success when they happen. How can we build our universities and companies to be able to successfully handle the shock of “black swan” events?

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Let Dennis know your opinion about these articles, or if you have any suggestions for future articles!

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