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Graduate Education at Wentworth

Faculty gather after lecture to share ideasIn Fall 2017 Provost Eric Overström assigned Dr. Margie Arnold, Associate Provost of Academic Programs, with forming an Ad hoc Community Committee on Graduate Education. The charge of this committee was to plan and implement a series of open forums to allow the campus community an opportunity to engage in the sharing of ideas and perspectives about the future of graduate education at Wentworth. Here is the executive summary based on the committee’s findings.

Follow-up Questions to Open Forums

What kind of marketing investment is required to support enrollment targets for online/hybrid programs? 

  • There is no simple answer to this question. Schools are not obliged to report marketing spend, and there are lots of definitional inconsistencies that hamper straightforward comparisons. (Eduventures 10/11/17)

How does looking at the educational requirements (more so the years of experience/career experience) factor into the growing trends of grad education?

  • Admissions requirements that play up academic performance and play down career experience will result in a particular applicant pool, and may limit enrollment growth. (Eduventures 10/11/17)

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