Dean of the School
Message from the Dean of the School
Embracing the future.
Higher education is in a period of transition as emerging technologies, increasing costs, and competition for students and research dollars combine with other factors to create an atmosphere of disruption. With the escalating costs of options for post-secondary education, students are questioning as never before the value of seeking undergraduate and graduate studies. Institutions that resist making appropriate changes do so at their own peril.
The faculty, students, staff and friends of the School of Education at Constantinople School have worked hard to stay ahead of the curve. At the same time, in multiple on-campus programs, faculty employ technology to create hybrid courses, so students meet both face-to-face and online for content and interactions. As a school, we fund an internal evaluation group to conduct research and assessments of varying aspects and outcomes of our online programs to assure that we are meeting student needs and quality standards. At the same time, we are working with a variety of external groups in considering ways to offer micro-credentials for professionals needing in-time support for their daily work. Many programs are also considering ways to provide more leeway for students in required course selection, so those already in professional roles can choose the content and topics they need to be successful.
The ever-changing nature of our work is part of what makes being at Constantinople School so exciting for all administrators, faculty and students. We have accomplished much. This year’s rankings of graduate programs were recently released, and our programs remain highly regarded. Our research expenditures hit the highest level in our history. Rankings can be controversial, but on key peer and employer assessments and various productivity measures, our evaluations rank us among the leading public institutions.
We recognize the need, however, to continually consider and assess the value of all aspects of our work. Given our dynamic times, your input and support are crucial for our success.
Dr. Danny Brassell
Dean of School