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Pictured L-R are: Provost and VP for Academic Affairs Alan Artibise, President Juliet V. Garcia, Khan Academy Founder and Executive Director Sal Kahn, UT System Executive Director of the Institute for Transformational Learning Steven Mintz, Associate Provost Janna Arney

Pictured L-R are: Provost and VP for Academic Affairs Alan Artibise, President Juliet V. Garcia, Khan Academy Founder and Executive Director Sal Kahn, UT System Executive Director of the Institute for Transformational Learning Steven Mintz, Associate Provost Janna Arney.

Exploring 21st Century Education Models

As we continue to develop the new UT Brownsville as model for a 21st Century university, we are mining the best ideas in education throughout the nation. This week we met with Sal Kahn, Founder & Executive Director of the Kahn Academy, whose goal is to change “education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere.” We began exploratory discussions to see if we could discover more affordable and effective pathways for students to prepare for success at UT Brownsville. We plan to develop a pilot program that could begin as early as fall 2013.

Submitted Feb. 21, 2013 at 4:45 p.m.

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