and faculty using such high tech tools as the Bloomberg Machine. Classes
meet in the lab in the morning and then it becomes a full-time work area
for Students in Money Management (SIMM) in the afternoon. SIMM pro-
gram students manage a real investment portfolio.
ture got together with members of the
administration and Board of Trustees to
place that they own in the marketplace -- some-
thing that they do better than any other organi-
zation or business in their realm. He called this an
organization's hedgehog; doing one thing and
doing it well.
simple declaration -- a statement of distinction
that hinged on the notion that St. Bonaventure
University mentors students in vitally engaging
2006 suggested that this declaration was, in fact,
true. Results of the National Survey of Student
Engagement (NSSE) reflected that St. Bonaven-
ture students at the freshman and senior levels
reported high levels of engagement in high-im-
pact learning experiences -- things in and out of
the classroom that are known to make a signifi-
cant impact on the student experience, student
satisfaction, and outcomes. Our graduation rates
exceeded national averages and those of com-
petitors. Our students were gaining access to
graduate schools and careers at astounding rates
-- as high as 97 percent of graduating classes
were employed or in graduate school within six
months of graduation.
Flipped Classroom initiative. Inspired by the work
of educator Lodge McCammon, university faculty
and administrators were challenged to rethink
the teaching and learning paradigm.