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WPI Business School Presentation

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Overview of issues and opportunities for a School of Business at WPI.

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WPI Business School Presentation

  1. 1.  Framing the Opportunities Glenn J. Platt C. Michael Armstrong Professor, Miami University
  2. 2.  Framing the Opportunities The major issues facing top ranked business schools today and the implications for WPI
  3. 3.  3 Deans Address Challenges from Unprecedented Change to Fundraising in an Uncertain Economy Understanding and Coping with Change Fundraising During an Uncertain Economy Thinking Strategically in Uncertain Times Attracting and Retaining Faculty with Uncertain Financial Support Enrollment Management in Times of Reduced Budgets Teaching Relevant Issues in an Uncertain Economy Student Placement Assistance in a Contracting Economy Researching Relevant Issues in an Uncertain Economy Funding Program Needs With Declining Budgets Delivering Service During Uncertain Times
  4. 4.  3 Deans Address Challenges from Unprecedented Change to Fundraising in an Uncertain Economy Understanding and Coping with Change Fundraising During an Uncertain Economy Thinking Strategically in Uncertain Times Attracting and Retaining Faculty with Uncertain Financial Support Enrollment Management in Times of Reduced Budgets Teaching Relevant Issues in an Uncertain Economy Student Placement Assistance in a Contracting Economy Researching Relevant Issues in an Uncertain Economy Funding Program Needs With Declining Budgets Delivering Service During Uncertain Times
  5. 5.  Retrenchment
  6. 6.  5 Opportunities in the Form of Challenges
  7. 7.  New Fields
  8. 8.  Above the Din Communication Challenges
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  10. 10.  New Fundraising Models
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  12. 12.  10 Traditional Business Schools
  13. 13.  11 Traditional Business Schools
  14. 14.  11 Traditional Business Schools New Business Schools
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  16. 16.  13 Traditional Business Schools New Business Schools
  17. 17. Non Business Schools/Free  13 Traditional Business Schools New Business Schools
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  19. 19.  Understanding and Acting on Data While Still Taking Risks
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  21. 21.  Recruiting Talented Faculty & Staff
  22. 22.  Recruiting Talented Retaining Talented Faculty & Staff Faculty & Staff
  23. 23.  17 New Forms and Evaluating Outlets of Scholarship & Valuing Non-Traditional Faculty Activities Diverse Skill Sets
  24. 24.  Recruiting High Quality Students
  25. 25.  19 Building Smarter Industry Relationships
  26. 26.  20 Clarifying and Distinguishing Brand
  27. 27.  21 WPI Mission & Goals
  28. 28.  22 WPI Mission & Goals
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  30. 30.  24 Telling a Story
  31. 31.  25 Design Thinking Framework A process that endeavors to solve problems and create new possibilities, generally by relying on deep observational research combined with creative experimentation and extensive prototyping—all aimed at the goal of producing better or more useful objects, experiences, and systems.
  32. 32.  26 BOA: Keep the Change
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  34. 34.  28 Consider This...
  35. 35.  28 Consider This... WPI’s Culture of Innovation & Creativity
  36. 36.  28 Consider This... WPI’s Culture of Innovation & Creativity Design Expertise in Engineering, Life Sciences, and Other Disciplines
  37. 37.  28 Consider This... WPI’s Culture of Innovation & Creativity Design Expertise in Engineering, Life Sciences, and Other Disciplines Project-Based Learning
  38. 38.  28 Consider This... WPI’s Culture of Innovation & Creativity Design Expertise in Engineering, Life Sciences, and Other Disciplines Project-Based Learning Infuse it with Business Discipline and Entrepreneurial Perspective
  39. 39.  28 Consider This... WPI’s Culture of Innovation & Creativity Design Expertise in Engineering, Life Sciences, and Other Disciplines Project-Based Learning Infuse it with Business Discipline and Entrepreneurial Perspective WorldChanging [Beyond Problem Solving]
  40. 40.  28 Consider This... WPI’s Culture of Innovation & Creativity Design Expertise in Engineering, Life Sciences, and Other Disciplines Project-Based Learning Infuse it with Business Discipline and Entrepreneurial Perspective WorldChanging [Beyond Problem Solving] Big Questions
  41. 41.  28 Consider This... WPI’s Culture of Innovation & Creativity Design Expertise in Engineering, Life Sciences, and Other Disciplines Project-Based Learning Infuse it with Business Discipline and Entrepreneurial Perspective WorldChanging [Beyond Problem Solving] Big Questions Integrative Thinking Requires Integrative Curriculum
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