CHICAGO, IL - February 1:
The eighth floor of Malcolm X College, which is designed to look and feel like a hospital, offers students the opportunity to practice medicine on responsive and interactive medical dummies.
Many colleges are looking to make big changes to turn around their waning fortunes, keep themselves relevant for the decade ahead, or simply to clamber a rung up the prestige ladder. But how to make a big strategic bet that isn’t a loser? By looking at recent initiatives and big projects at Wake Forest University, Malcolm X College, and Maryville University, this story will parse some of the key lessons and important steps that leaders take to make sure the odds are in their favor.
(Photo by Alyssa Schukar for The Chronicle of Higher Education)