More of UT's waste


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How UT-Austin’s Bold Plan for Reinvention Went Belly Up

The rise and fall of one research university’s attempt to shake up undergraduate education
https://www.chronicle.com/interactives/Project2021

Project 2021

In 2016, the University of Texas at Austin launched Project 2021, hoping to revamp its undergraduate experience. Among its goals: redesign curricula , research teaching methods, and produce more live, online classes.

The university populated the project with employees from existing units, including a faculty innovation center, an extended campus, a research team, and a production studio.

Organizational confusion and budget restrictions left staff frustrated. “I look back at it now and laugh at how naïve I was,” the project’s director told us. The university shuttered the project last year.


#2

Wow, they do have money to throw away.