September 28, 2023

🔒 Mount Mary restructuring educational choices to give attention to expertise and innovation

Mount Mary College is restructuring its educational programming to be organized round three core areas: The College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Nursing, and the College of Graduate Well being & Skilled Packages.

The brand new colleges will probably be led by Kristen Carioti (The College of Arts & Sciences), Julie Maher (College of Nursing) and Cheryl Bailey (College of Graduate Well being & Skilled Packages).

The shift will start at the beginning of the autumn 2023 semester, and comes because the college pivots towards embedding science, expertise, reflection, artwork, engineering, and math (or STREAM) curriculum into its course choices, a press launch states. Equipping college students with “the instruments to discover acquainted challenges from new angles,” is the first objective of the plan.

“Larger training is altering quickly, and all universities are going through uncertainty, however I’m really enthusiastic about these dynamic initiatives, and I consider they place Mount Mary for progress and innovation within the years to come back,” stated Isabelle Cherney, Mount Mary College’s president.

In different management modifications, Robert Schwartz, will probably be leaving his place as dean of the Colleges for Artwork & Design and College of Enterprise at MMU, and taking up a newly created place of chief transformation and innovation officer.

Previous to becoming a member of Mount Mary, Schwartz served as vp for international design and person expertise at GE Healthcare.

Schwartz plans to leverage his worldwide contacts to develop partnerships with native and international firms, non-governmental organizations, and repair suppliers to create collaborative alternatives for sensible, hands-on studying, with using rising applied sciences, the college states.

As well as, he’ll take an energetic management position within the upcoming Institute for the Development of Ladies and Kids, which promotes well being and wellness, social justice, management, and empowerment by way of training in STREAM-focused curriculum.

“We’re connecting our college students with new visions, potentialities and realities for the way forward for work,” Schwartz stated.