Transforming Education

Penn State will be a leader in the transformation of education, fulfilling its land-grant mission in a 21st-century context and continuing to drive discovery-focused research across disciplines. Areas of focus include:

  • Advancing the frontiers of knowledge.
  • Fostering a curriculum that integrates multiple modes of delivery, while leveraging online capabilities and enhanced and emerging digital learning options.
  • Supporting and empowering our outstanding faculty and staff.
  • Preparing students for success in their careers and in life.
  • Collaborating with pre-college educators.

Transforming Education in Pennsylvania and Beyond

Outreach is furthering the transforming education strategic initiative through collaboration, innovation, and community and student engagement include programs and projects such as:

These examples honor the spirit of Penn State’s land-grant mission by creating collaborative opportunities that cross colleges, campuses, and the Commonwealth to provide out-of-the-classroom experiences in real-world situations for learners of all ages.

Outreach is dedicated to fostering an environment that allows the entire Penn State community to further their student engagement efforts. The Navigate Education in Pennsylvania database helps the University community identify potential Commonwealth education agencies to partner with, using geographic and demographic filters. With the creation of this database, Outreach is helping all of Penn State support the strategic initiative to transform education.