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The State of Higher Education in Charlotte


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1 hour ago, KJHburg said:

Too late on the Med school at UNCC but they should do a law school in conjunction with UNC Chapel Hill.   Otherwise I think Wake Forest will open a school here and end that.  The UNC system is being very shortsighted as it contends to this area but thank God Wake Forest is coming to town with their Medical school or we would still not have one. 

The disposition at the UNC Board of Governors level is really the general dismissal of Charlotte because it is not Chapel Hill nor the Triangle. TPTB can control the Triangle all one has to do is look at the lower levels of ethnic and racial diversity of that area outside of small pockets as proof.  If UNC were to open a full fledged law school and medical school at UNCC then Charlotte would literally explode in the racial and ethnic diversity at an even more expediential fashion than it is already coming in now without either.  The gap in economic mobility would significantly close as more educational resources and vocational training options for those here will also increase.  Education is one economic sector Charlotte should capitalize upon.  As higher education helps those from the working class have more options and access to betterment and economic  mobility along bringing up the overall regional educational attainment level. 

TPTB doesn't want Charlotte to turn into Houston overnight because that level of diversity of people, economic, higher education, and urban design landscapes would be make keeping things under the NCGA control would be nearly impossible.  The thing is we'll be looking similar to present-day Houston-levels of diversity and options in the next 2 decades regardless. 

UNC is opening a de facto medical school with Novant Health at the Presbyterian Medical Center campus. However, it'll take a major push from UNCC leadership to evolve this into a full-fledged medical center. 

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4 hours ago, a2theb said:

Charlotte is only a non traditional program as well no?

Not sure what you mean by non-traditional.  If you mean not full time, then yes, but Wake shut down their full time program years ago so neither Charlotte nor Winston Salem have a full time MBA program. But I don’t think that just because it’s a part time program that it is non-traditional per se (note neither location offers an EMBA either)

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4 hours ago, cltbwimob said:

Not sure what you mean by non-traditional.  If you mean not full time, then yes, but Wake shut down their full time program years ago so neither Charlotte nor Winston Salem have a full time MBA program. But I don’t think that just because it’s a part time program that it is non-traditional per se (note neither location offers an EMBA either)

Non-traditional probably wasn't the right term to use as it seems most MBA programs these days are not full time! 

 

I didn't realize both locations were part time either.

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On 11/23/2021 at 1:12 PM, Blue_Devil said:

In all honesty, I would not be surprised to see Duke Partner with something Local when it comes to medicine. The Health System has been afraid of getting encircled by UNC and Atrium for a while. 

While my Employer Highly disagrees with me, I would love to see Duke come and open a Hospital At Johnson C. Smith, with a Medical and healthcare school campus.  That said it'd be really hard to make that financially viable in North Carolina's regulatory environment.  

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