To be relevant in the 21st Century, Marshall University must produce value that is evident to our students and the communities we serve. That value must be manifest in various ways, including the intellectual work that can be performed by our graduates their creativity, their adaptability, their capacity to continue to learn, their ability to think futuristically, their marketability in a rapidly evolving, global economy and the intellectual capital they contribute to society.


We must solve the following conundrum:

To integrate what we know about human learning and capitalize on the vast potential afforded by technology to create greater public value by advancing the productivity and quality of thinking and learning achieved by students, and do so at lower cost, while expanding access to college to a much larger cross-section of society.


This challenge is represented in the diagram presented below: