Changing Leviathan: A Memoir and Primer
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Available: March 2015
With globalization and shifting economic conditions, the coming decades will be an era of disruption for higher education. Not only are operational ineffi ciencies raising tuition to unsustainable levels, but traditional learning models and delivery systems are not guiding and inspiring students to reach their potential. With mainstream institutions slow to change, some 50 million working adult students are looking for better options. CHANGING LEVIATHAN uses the success of Bellevue College/University (Bellevue, Nebraska) as it moved from a small, bankrupt college to a leading online university and pedagogical innovator. As president from 1986-2009, Dr. John Muller guided the institution in implementing a truly comprehensive and disruptive approach to increasing the potential of working adults to create value for our economy. The institution’s story offers important lessons for higher education in America today. CHANGING LEVIATHAN immerses the reader in the complexities of successful disruption and presents a model for a 21st century university. Bellevue has achieved signifi cant net operating margins solely from tuition revenue while winning national awards for quality and innovation. For anyone interested in higher education today, CHANGE LEVIATHAN is a must-read primer as our educators and administrators work to meet the demands of today’s students and design a sustainable future.