Share “Outlook 2013: Oklahoma State University...”

Outlook 2013: Oklahoma State University will use technology in research, instruction, extension, President Burns Hargis says

by Silas Allen Published: April 28, 2013
Advertisement

STILLWATER — During the next 20 years, Oklahoma State University officials will look for ways to use technology to deliver the same education more quickly and at lower cost, OSU President Burns Hargis said.

As the state’s largest land-grant university, OSU has a three-part mission in the areas of teaching, research and extension. That role is critical to the state’s growth, Hargis said, and it’s one the university will continue to perform, even as it undergoes major changes.

“It is a role that extends to all people, regardless of their station in life,” he said. “And through its land-grant mission, OSU will continue to drive state success and growth.”

The university will make greater use of technology in all three of those areas, Hargis said. New developments will allow researchers to make important breakthroughs more quickly, and technology will allow the university’s extension agents to get that information to Oklahomans more quickly, he said.

“Citizens will get answers to pressing questions immediately and in forms that are interactive,” he said.

Hargis said he expects education will become more interdisciplinary, with the divisions among academic disciplines being broken down. OSU will develop and expand centers to address the most pressing problems facing the state, nation and world, including maintaining safe and abundant water resources.

Continue reading this story on the...

by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
+ show more


Trending Now


AROUND THE WEB

  1. 1
    Father who reportedly gave children prescription drugs jailed on neglect charge
  2. 2
    OU football: DeMarco Murray purchased iMacs for the Dallas Cowboys offensive line
  3. 3
    26 Percent Of Young Women Report That They Have Been Stalked Online
  4. 4
    UNC Officials Failed To Stop 18-Year Long Student Athlete Academic Fraud: Report
  5. 5
    New 'Autopsy' Reveals Big Surprises About Boy King
+ show more