The Georgia Institute of Technology's Deliberate Innovation, Lifetime Education, follows the work of the Commission on Creating the Next in Education (CNE), an Institute-wide effort of more than 50 faculty, staff, and students.

The commission was convened by Provost Rafael L. Bras and co-chaired by Richard DeMillo, executive director of Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities, and Bonnie Ferri, vice provost for Graduate Education and Faculty Development.

Using the year 2040 as a long-term vantage point, the Commission outlines recommendations on alternative educational models that reduce costs, improve the effectiveness of current methodologies, and increase opportunities and accessibility to serve the needs of the next generation and beyond.

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Commission Updates:

SPAG Joins Commission on Creating the Next in Education to Propel Strategic Initiatives Across Georgia Tech - Feb. 11, 2019

C21U to Oversee Program Office for Commission on Creating the Next in Education - July 19, 2018


Georgia Tech Is Creating the Next in Education Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 20, 2019

The Promise of Personalized Learning, Enabled by AI Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 6, 2019

How is Higher Ed Helping to Close the Global Knowledge Gap? Forbes, Dec. 10, 2018

How Colleges are Helping Retool the Labor Force in the Age of AI Forbes, Nov. 29, 2018

Imagining an Apple Store for Online Degrees Inside Higher Ed, Nov. 26, 2018

Accessible, Affordable, and Applicable: The Future of Higher Education Steelcase WorkLife Center, New York City, Nov. 8, 2018

An Innovative Online Master's Degree Program Future Trends Forum with Bryan Alexander, Oct. 29, 2018

Imagining the University of the Future Gallup World Headquarters, Washington, D.C., Sept. 6, 2018

Looking to 2040: Anticipating the Future of Higher Education The EvoLLLution, July 24, 2018

One campus imagines its future: the Georgia Tech plan Future Trends Forum with Bryan Alexander, July 11, 2018

The future of college education: Students for life, computer advisers and campuses everywhere The Washington Post, July 6, 2018

Georgia Tech and the Scholarship of Institutional Learning Innovation Inside Higher Ed, May 16, 2018

Georgia Tech Envisions Research University Education of the Future Inside Higher Ed, May 16, 2018

This Is What Georgia Tech Thinks College Will Look Like in 2040 The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 11, 2018

Bras Talks Future of Higher Education Milken Institute Global Conference, April 30, 2018

The Commission on Creating the Next in Education (CNE) is an initiative of the Educational Innovation Ecosystem, a coordinated effort of Institute units dedicated to the adoption of new and innovative educational methodologies. Through a multi-phased approach, the education commission assessed the Institute’s current methodologies and approaches, benchmarked best practices in higher education, including issues of delivery and accessibility, and made recommendations for a plan that will maximize Georgia Tech’s strengths, and position the Institute as a transformational leader amongst research institutions.