University DNA

The stories of the development, evolution and continuing innovation of Harvard and BYU-Idaho in “The Innovative University” show that universities can prosper if they are thoughtful about their strategy. Harvard has chosen to serve its students and communities with the highest quality education and because of its significant financial resources its model is sustainable. Although BYU-Idaho has more limited resources, it clearly identified who it wanted to serve and where it excelled, ultimately providing higher quality education at lower cost. The overarching message for university leaders is to innovate and change your university “DNA” to satisfy the educational needs of your student base and remain a healthy, thriving institution.

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