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Why Higher Education Needs to Be More Future-Focused

By: Steven Mintz

As the threat of MOOCs and for-profit education fades, so too does the sense of urgency that drives innovation. Yet anyone who thinks that a decade from now higher education will look much as it does today is sadly mistaken.

Why Higher Education Needs to Be More Future-Focused

Higher education faces a perfect storm

By: Steven Mintz

This perfect storm is deeply disruptive, but it also brings opportunity... [T]he biggest opportunity is to radically rethink our educational models in order to bring more students to a bright future while containing costs.

Higher education faces a perfect storm

UTx partners with Salesforce for next-gen learning platform

The partnership will result in software and digital tools that support students on their academic and professional journeys and increase student success, one of UT System’s nine Quantum Leaps.

UTx partners with Salesforce for next-gen learning platform

Disrupting Higher Education

By: Vala Afshar

"Based on my experience, I strongly believe that two of the most disruptive executive thought leaders in higher education are Dr. Marni Baker Stein and Phil Komarny at [UTx]."

Disrupting Higher Education

Designing Next-Generation Universities

By: Steven Mintz

Predicting the future is a fool’s errand. But that shouldn’t keep us from trying to imagine what lies ahead.

Designing Next-Generation Universities

The University of Texas Reimagines the Path to a College Degree

“Education is more than teaching. It’s a mentoring process. Let the students believe in themselves.”

The University of Texas Reimagines the Path to a College Degree

The College App That Changed My Life

By: Marissa Trevino

When I enrolled at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to study biomedical sciences last year, I was pleasantly surprised that technology provided me with a tool that made me more passionate about the field, eager to learn and capable of exceeding my potential.

The College App That Changed My Life

U.S. Department of Education’s Under Secretary visits UT System

Ted Mitchell, the U.S. Department of Education’s Under Secretary who oversees the federal government’s higher education programs and policies, visited the UT System to discuss issues ranging from educational innovation to Internet access.

U.S. Department of Education’s Under Secretary visits UT System

Three Reasons to Hire an Arts Major

By: Joann Kozyrev

The benefits of hiring arts majors for jobs outside the arts.

Three Reasons to Hire an Arts Major

Improving Rates of Success in STEM Fields

By: Steven Mintz

What would it take to dramatically improve the success rates of non-traditional students in STEM fields?

Improving Rates of Success in STEM Fields

The Future Is Now

By: Marni Baker Stein

Next generation models of education that tackle the challenges of a lifetime – not tomorrow, but today.

The Future Is Now

A Mobile-First Approach to Competency-Based Education

By: Campus Technology

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley recently launched a new competency-based Biomedical Sciences degree program delivered via iPad.

A Mobile-First Approach to Competency-Based Education

$2 million Gates Foundation grant will support UT System’s innovative education initiatives

Chancellor says grant will help System “find new and better ways to serve all students”

$2 million Gates Foundation grant will support UT System’s innovative education initiatives

UTRGV Hosts First Competency-Based Education Program in the UT System

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is now home to UT System’s first competency-based education program, with coursework administered via iPad technology for students in the Biomedical Sciences curriculum.

UTRGV Hosts First Competency-Based Education Program in the UT System

UT System Debuts Free Online Classes, Plans More to Come

By: Houston Chronicle

The University of Texas system became the largest public university system to offer free college-quality courses for open enrollment online, designed for high school students to get a head start on college.

UT System Debuts Free Online Classes, Plans More to Come

Reinventing Medical School

By: Fast Company

The new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas takes a totally new approach to training doctors—and could turn health care upside down.

Reinventing Medical School

Crawl, Walk, Run

By: Joann Kozyrev

The days and weeks following a successful program launch are a time to celebrate, to reflect, but mostly to iterate!

Crawl, Walk, Run

UT System launches first all-digital, no-paper textbook degree program at UT Rio Grande Valley

UT System launches first all-digital, no-paper textbook degree program at UT Rio Grande Valley

Gamifying the Educational Experience

By: Steven Mintz

Videogames should remind us that the most important value of an activity is not whether it is fun, but whether it wholly engages us.​

Gamifying the Educational Experience

UTRGV TEx Demo

KGBT Action 4 News

UTRGV TEx Demo

UTRGV Launches Re-imagined BioMed Program

By: Frank Garza, The Brownsville Herald

UTRGV students enrolled in the new biomedical sciences program will have the opportunity to do something most college students can only dream of, which is to go through college without needing any traditional textbooks.

UTRGV Launches Re-imagined BioMed Program

UT System Aims to Transform Medical Education with New Models

By: Jennifer Rees, Civitas Learning

The UT System and the ITL are working in close partnership with the System’s 15 academic and health science campuses to build new, innovative models for education.

UT System Aims to Transform Medical Education with New Models

Four Lessons for Launching a Competency-Based Degree Program

By: Shannon Chapman

A few of the lessons learned during the creation and launch of the UT System’s first competency-based initiative.

Four Lessons for Launching a Competency-Based Degree Program

Meet TEx

Watch how TEx has the power to support competency-based programs across the UT System

Meet TEx

The Top Occupations Over the Next Ten Years

By: Daniel Garza

The Top Occupations Over the Next Ten Years

Using Design-Thinking to Engineer Competency-Based Education

By: Joann Kozyrev

Using Design-Thinking to Engineer Competency-Based Education

Competency, Texas-Style

By: Paul Fain

New, competency-based curriculum will involve multiple institutions around the state.

Competency, Texas-Style

The University of Texas System makes bold move into competency-based education

The UT System will be the first in the nation to launch a personalized, competency-based education program system-wide aimed at learners from high school through post-graduate studies.

The University of Texas System makes bold move into competency-based education

UT System Unveils New Learning Platform

The Daily Texan

UT System Unveils New Learning Platform

Why Higher Ed Needs Industry Partners

By: Amy Shackelford

Why Higher Ed Needs Industry Partners

Edu Data is Fighting to Get Unstuck

By: Steve Hill

Edu Data is Fighting to Get Unstuck

A Breakthrough Pathway into the Health Sciences

By: Steven Mintz

The new University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is poised to launch a breakthrough pathway into the health professions.

A Breakthrough Pathway into the Health Sciences

What’s So Troubling About Competency Based Education?

By: Marni Baker Stein

What’s So Troubling About Competency Based Education?