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EMBA
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innovation
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Every course will be
team-taught by a professor and
a healthcare professional.
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Kent State has several campuses, and the largest regional campus, They felt that a better option would be once per month, and this was adopted.
named the Stark campus, is conveniently located just south of the So we meet on Thursday night for dinner and have class afterwards, all day
Akron-Canton airport. We plan to offer the program at the Stark Friday and Saturday. I think this is a very attractive part of the program, but
campus and expect that people will fly in from cities within a radius there are two other major attractions which are worth mentioning; one is the
of 100 miles of the campus: hence, we remain optimistic that our online delivery of lecture material and the other is our team teaching.
demographic attraction will increase dramatically over the next
few years. Meeting for dinner, quite naturally, offers great opportunity for interaction.
For hundreds of years students have traditionally attended class for
Given that students need to attend one in-class session per month, lectures, they sit and listen to the professor, take notes and then go home.
do you consider flexibility to be one of your unique selling points? This is not what we want for our students. We want them to read the
Flexibility is a major factor. We offer our current Corporate and EMBA material, go on online to retrieve the lectures, attend class, discuss the
programs every Saturday. When the Steering Committee met to dis- material and the lectures, challenge the professor, work in small groups
cuss the development of the healthcare program, the consensus was that and make presentations. This is a time for cohesive interaction instead
weekly attendance would prove unduly onerous to the busy profession- of merely sitting and listening passively to a lecture from a professor. We
als who would be attending to the program. believe that we are pursuing an innovative direction for education.
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