Baltimore Business Journal
June 24, 2016
Goucher College President Jose Antonio Bowen says he wants to reinvent higher education at the Towson liberal arts school.
In the past two years, under Bowen’s leadership, Goucher began accepting two minute videos for application, as opposed to the standardized test and transcript combination. Students began taking psychological surveys each year, to see how the college experience was affecting them. Classes are focusing less on textbooks and more on active learning skills. And faculty went from being “professors” to “cognitive coaches.”
“The business model for what we do has been completely annihilated in the past 10 years…The service we offer has changed,” Bowen told members of the CEO Club of Baltimore on Thursday. “The world is an open book and my job is to create students who are ready for the jobs of the future.”
Bowen, who took over as Goucher’s president in 2014, said more changes are on the way.