Franklin University Provost Discusses the Changing Face of Higher Education

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Franklin University is pleased to announce Dr. Christopher Washington, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, was featured on the May 20 episode of Daytime Columbus, discussing the changing face of higher education.

As the economy struggles to recover from the recession and the employment market changes due to technology, outsourcing, and globalization, many adults are going back to school to retool and make themselves more employable.

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce Dr. Christopher Washington, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, was featured on the May 20 episode of Daytime Columbus, hosted by NBC 4’s Gail Hogan, discussing the changing face of higher education. View this interview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVy5CvNcBwM.

Interview Summary
As the economy struggles to recover from the recession and the employment market changes due to technology, outsourcing, and globalization, many adults are going back to school to retool and make themselves more employable.

Franklin University provides the opportunity for these non-traditional students to earn a competitive edge by offering curriculum in majors that appeal to areas of high job market demand. In addition, evening and online classes, in addition to location at Franklin University provide access to students who would otherwise have to take time away from their jobs and families to earn a degree.

Student Service Associates and faculty members also help provide a competitive edge for these adult students by working to identify student interests as well as develop majors that are appropriate for the new job market.

Although Franklin University has already met these needs, many traditional colleges and universities will need to adapt how and what they offer to meet the changing student landscape.
About Dr. Christopher Washington

Dr. Christopher Washington serves as the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. In this role he is responsible for all undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as academic faculty and staff members. Additionally, Dr. Washington leads all efforts to build on the quality of Franklin’s academic programs and continue the innovation process within the University’s academic model. For more information: Dr. Christopher Washington.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, more than 11,000 students attend Franklin, both at its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations, and at its newest location in Indianapolis, in addition to online. Franklin offers 27 undergraduate majors (including three new available Fall 2010) as well as three graduate programs and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe, the Far East, and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at http://www.franklin.edu.

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