InSB has coined a phrase :
“Integration is the new Education”
Integration, at many levels, is what will take the current obsolete Higher Education model into the next century’s learning. It will cultivate the minds, and drive the innovations, of the new, more demanding and more proactive, faster-paced students across every field.
The current model remains mostly distanced from professions -with exceptions like medicine-, and this “space” of disconnect is always a missed opportunity for propelling that particular industry forward.
Unfortunately, what seems to be a fact is that the current model is in place for academics to cultivate more academics. Not many are looking beyond the walls of the institution.
We, at InSB, are industry specific. We live in AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) but if we, and others, begin to truly integrate education with fulfilling practical experiences, and students with professionals and professional firms, and all of the above within a context (with the cities and communities) we may just begin to see a drastic transformation, and we will see innovation in overdrive.
We each want to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, and it is human nature to feel the need to make a difference. It is the only thing that is truly fulfilling.
We will see significant improvements across every industry when new models of Higher Ed are in place, and not to be self-servant, but instead to provide its students with these opportunities.
We need to create a space, especially at the graduate level, where students are truly integrated with their passions and aspirations.
Will you join us?… For a new (better) Higher Ed!