Your Path to Success
Michael J. Offerman, EdD, President Emeritus
I think that the revolutionary thing here is that what we are about
is to provide those people who are adults, who want to find the best
university to fit what they want to accomplish with enough information
that they can do that in an intelligent way.
So that what we are creating here is continuous quality improvement
cycles by stating what we are going to do, measuring it, making sure
we are delivering what we said, and then following through with people
that have completed the program, completed their degree, and saying,
now did it really do what we said it would? That is leading us to
constant opportunities to get better and better and better.
We are going to make every effort to make sure that what we are
assessing are the competencies that have been identified as required
for you to succeed and ultimately those outcomes that you can use to
tell employers, this is what I learned at Capella University, this is
what I can show you that I can do because of having finished this program.
I am excited about this work, because my entire career has been in
higher education for adults. One reason I came to Capella University
is because I worked at a lot of other universities that, their first
order of business was really running a real estate operation at
campus. I love to think about the teaching and the learning that
occurs and I understand the adults, I understand part-time students, I
understand the pressures that are there, I was a part-time adult
student through out my entire graduate work. What I see here at
Capella and what we are doing with learning and career outcomes is
absolutely the right thing to do for those adults who are looking to
improve their life and improve their career.
I not only think this is the better way to do it, but it is the way
all of education is going to have to go.