Grand Valley State University
is welcoming a new dean to the L. William Seidman College of Business.She’s Dr. Diana Lawson, and starts her new
job later this year.WGVU’s David Moore reports.
Dr. Lawson comes to GVSU St.
Cloud State University in Minnesota, where she served as dean of the business
Lawson notes that business education is a lot
different today than just ten years ago.And she says although textbook learning is still a vital part of the
business experience, today’s education encompasses other forms of acquiring
knowledge, especially hands-on.
Lawson says “You can get it
in the classroom, you can get it online, you can get it from a number of different
areas.But what we’ve added to that,
what needs to be added is the experiential learning part of education. Students
learn better by doing. And integrating as much experience and application into
courses is critical.”
Lawson says she’d like to see
a very strong integration of cross curriculum internationalization, more
community engagement, and more campus interdisciplinary partnerships with
science, computing and engineering for starters.
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