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September 11, 2015 /
Posted in: University News /
In this new category, higher education leaders — college presidents, provosts and admissions deans — were asked by U.S. News “to nominate up to 10 colleges or universities … that are making the most innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.”
DePaul made the list, tied for the 21st spot among other national universities. Arizona State University was at the top of this peer assessment ranking, followed by Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Maryland and Georgia State University. DePaul is the only university in Illinois to be listed.
“DePaul’s faculty has a culture of developing cutting-edge programs quickly — sometimes with strategic alliances, including Cinespace Chicago Film Studios and Rosalind Franklin University — or designing amazing facilities, like The Theatre School building and the new Scholar’s Lab and media:scape collaboration stations in Richardson Library,” said the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul.
“This recognition in U.S. News is the collective accomplishment of all of our faculty and staff. I am grateful for the care each places on being innovative to achieve student success,” Holtschneider said.
U.S. News & World Report noted that this new ranking was added “so that college officials could pick schools that the public should be watching because of the cutting-edge changes being made on their campuses.”
What makes DePaul University innovative? Some of its initiatives include:
More about the U.S. News & World Report college rankings for 2016 is online at http://bit.ly/USNews_innovative.