“Education has only two weapons- Sincerity and Innovation”
Campus life tends to be one of the most promising phases for any individual. Not only his career graph’s inception is foresighted with it but also his growth as a sound and capable being is shaped. Gone are those days when providing only a degree was enough for any college to attract students. The current scenario demands the campuses and universities to be well equipped with every facility and latest methods of training and teaching to gain striking progress.
Believing that teaching is something not limited to classrooms; a surge of innovations in this field have continuously been tried and accepted. Olden days constituting teaching only as a mugging business have been replaced by trends of field study and personal assessment. Say for instance, taking in account the recent change brought for medical psychology students is commendable in sense of responsiveness. One of the universities has recently started a core course of directly connecting the students to schizophrenia patients at regular intervals to study the behavioral patterns. Followed by an assignment on them, students have confessed that it has helped them a lot more in understanding the insight of psychologically affected being than just reading about them.
Students’ percept has fueled this ideology. Many universities directly credit it to the hunger shown by scholars to absorb more by real and practical experience than something just fortified in a book. The student-teacher ratio has become credibly low; sometimes just confined to a group of five or six. Commuting to that, many universities follow sophisticated infrastructure. Selection by a student is promptly done according to his capacity. A recent study suggests that those willing to give full time to their course are more subtle with after careers as compared to those taking the same and completing from distance.
Problems Juggling the Campuses
With even a guaranteed certificate of placement and promising flexible atmosphere; 70% of currently listed universities fail to graduate 36% of admissions they intake. Despite numerous programs and student bodies available inside the campus aiming to help and provide students with a platform to share grievances and felicity to be heard, the graduation crisis has risen to a gap which is grave.
Major causes for this schism are accounted to low representation of students from minority and underprivileged groups and high risk of dropouts from students belonging to low income category families. With centre being more engaged in budgeting finances for other sectors, less attention to public sector higher education fund has also marked a raise in tuition fees for many colleges.
UIA Stands as a Solution
University Innovation Alliance popularly known as UIA aims to insight the problem of falling graduation rates. They aspire to help students rebuild their sagacious intent of tossing their graduation caps through innovative ideas at campus for making it more as student’s university.. This team of 11, had their first plan to graduate 68000 plus students in next 10 years which would consist of at least half from under-represented background.
Secondly, data transparency among themselves to promote fair judgement and reports entailed them to keep other colleges and universities as a role model who were improving. Models depends on cross functional student success team and their direct linkage to colleges. Vision of dramatic change with a building movement compelled to speed innovation has really paced higher education. This gathering of no closed circuit members have opened the doors for dozens of newbee observers where they are not hesitating to talk about their experience at public and intellectual forums.
UIA has shown great progress and is proudly being supported for its work which is globally recognised. These 11 powered universities believe in tremendous untapped iron hidden among other colleges and universities. They are among those groups who have least interest in propriety and acknowledgement issues owing to their selfless nature and meaningful contribution.
Role of culture Instincts
Many universities are nurtured under cultural varsity. In effect to that, a candidate wants to know how his cultural identity is affected in such diverse background. To do away with this hiccup, universities have started promoting admission of students from different nations and ethnic backgrounds. Augmented by this change, acceptance rate of universities in the UK as well as in the United States of America for international applicants have grown from 6% to 25%. Chinese students followed by Indian applicants are majorly in account for population of international students in the UK.
This remarkable achievement has been supple because of vivacious campus life and alluring programs. Sports and outdoor activity along with hostels are designed not just for experiencing environment but aims to tap the best out of them. It has been observed that reduction of fee for many programs have led to proportional increase in application and thereby acceptance. Affordability has led to experience of innovations in this education field. Green and manure campuses have also become a prime focus and have completely eradicated the old school concept of everything under the same roof. The purpose of education is not to bring up talented animals but to nurture responsible value creating citizens. For this intent, one shall continue to accept and make policies for betterment of students, society and world as a whole.
Innovation in education is reaffirming the value of a college degree giving its access holders the opportunity it can truly bring.
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs, a pioneer of the technology-business industry.