A motivation for innovation

How does Binghamton stack up?

Obama's plan vs. Binghamton's reality



A motivation for innovation

Trading places

In flipped classes, the lecture is the homework



A motivation for innovation

Flipping isn't just for engineers

Anthropology finds time for hands-on work



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Mastering statistics

Self-paced option offers more time to learn



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Objects of interest

Art museum is lab for learning



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Art and academia merge

New uses for the museum



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MOOCs in our future?

Lack of interaction is a big concern



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She knows MOOCs

Alumna teaches one and takes one



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How does Binghamton stack up?

Obama's plan vs. Binghamton's reality

A motivation for innovation
JONATHAN COHEN
President Obama greets students at the end of his town-hall meeting.

There are three key elements in President Barack Obama’s plan to make college more affordable to the middle class:

Tie financial aid to college performance rather than the number of students enrolled, holding students and colleges responsible for making progress toward a degree. Binghamton’s four-year graduation rate is among the highest in the nation among its peer public research universities.

Ensure student debt remains affordable. Binghamton students graduate with an average debt load $5,500 less than the national average of $26,600.

Promote innovation and competition. Binghamton developed a Road Map — an innovative strategic plan — to achieve its goal of becoming the premier public university of the 21st century. The Center for Learning and Teaching is one item from the Road Map.