UCLA Extension’s New High-Tech Woodland Hills Campus

Six weeks before classes start at the UCLA Extension’s new Woodland Hills Warner Center campus, university officials opened the doors of its dozen classrooms Thursday for a walk-through by the general public. “This looks great,” said Wayne Smutz, dean of Continuing Education and UCLA Extension for the UCLA. “We’re anxious to serve the people in…

Chief Learning Officers Offer Government Solutions

All columnists should take their own advice regularly, if for no other reason than to show some empathy for their readers. In past columns, I’ve posited ideas for how business and higher education can work together to develop tomorrow’s workforce today. Those columns encouraged CLOs to reach out to their counterparts in higher education. I…

Top-To-Bottom Commitment to Student-Centricity Critical for Institutions

The days of higher education’s norm being exclusive, closed academies that dictate to students from above are numbered. Today’s learners are looking for more engagement with their institution, a more immersive experience and a higher level of service. In the continuing education and extension space, this is not so much a deviation from the norm…