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Changing educational dynamics

October 12, 2018
Sethuraman Panchanathan
Dr. Panchanathan

Artificial intelligence is changing the landscape of how each of us views experience, professions, and educational credentials. In his role as a visionary leader of a progressive, forward-thinking university that embraces the notion of change and evolution, Panch is a powerful and emerging voice on the practical, necessary steps we all must take to embrace the concept of becoming master, lifelong learners, capable of change and adaptability that will be critical for success in a new workforce economy.

  • How do we prepare K-12 learners to think about their future academic and professional paths with a sense of fluidity and possibility?
  • How do we best guide university students to the most appropriate academic paths that simultaneously allow them to pursue their passions and develop the skills they need to be invaluable in an ever-changing workplace environment?
  • What kinds of certificate programs, micro-credentials and retraining programs can and should universities offer non-traditional students to help them reskill and become adaptable and valuable in continually shifting professional spaces?
  • How do we work in collaboration with corporate partners striving to embrace change, helping them solve everything from simple to complex global grand challenges, with our students serving as a resource and as a pipeline of highly skilled and adaptable future employees?


“The way to impact the future – particularly a future that often feels like an unknown entity – is to embrace it. “Panch