Chaos and Community: Metropolitan Universities' Big Chance in the Era of Change

  • William M. Plater Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Community Education, Global Education, Technology


In a time of worldwide chaos and change, metropolitan universities have an opportunity to develop and articulate a new vision of communitybased education that is locally responsive and globally competitive. With technology as the catalyst, metropolitan universities can redefine the traditional barriers of time and space as ingredients that enable and facilitate student learning. Where faculties and administrators share a vision of the future, universities will flourish. This is the moment when metropolitan universities can determine their own fate.