Provost’s Update

New Colleges, Schools Will Chart Bold Future for UCF

Posted Tuesday, January 23, 2018 @ 5:15 PM

As we like to say at UCF: If there’s a better way, we should do it. We know that successful 21st-century institutions must evolve as rapidly as the environment around them.

Embracing change is in UCF’s DNA.

In August, I charged academic leaders, faculty and staff to make recommendations that reimagine how we leverage our collective strengths in key areas where UCF excels, among them health care, urban innovation, education, communication and new media.

The task forces focused on two areas: academic health sciences at Lake Nona and urban innovation at UCF Downtown. Both of these locations are experiencing rapid growth and investment from the university and community.

Based upon the task forces’ recommendations, UCF will create an Academic Health Sciences Center (AHSC) at Lake Nona and a new college and new interdisciplinary, inter-college school that will anchor UCF Downtown.

I see these changes as opportunities for UCF to be a national leader in inventing 21st-century higher education and best preparing our students for the world after graduation.

Read the full article at UCF Today.

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