The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution will continue to be one of the top such programs worldwide, with research and outreach both regionally and internationally. It will become a major source of basic research in the field, and will work collaboratively across disciplines at the university. The universitys new center at Mason Neck will become a major hub of conflict resolution activities.
Driven by a rapidly changing business environment, the School of Management curricula will be based on real-world learning experiences and leadership development delivered through a distinctive mix of methods designed to respond to student demands about what, when, and how they need to learn. university programs in e-commerce and technology management will provide leadership in research and training. Programs in non-profit management and health management extend research and training in all aspects of management from human factors to technology systems.
A critical shortage of nurses worldwide will drive the College of Nursing and Health Science to intensify its current leadership role in nursing management and practice through innovative curricula, international involvement, research in policy and ethics, and interdisciplinary involvement. The number of nursing degrees awarded annually will expand by 15 percent.
The Graduate School of Education will be an acknowledged leader in research, policy development and training of teachers and principals in the crucial area of K-12 education, with outreach both locally and internationally. Diverse training programs and sites will address the nations need to expand the corps of teachers.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
The university will identify new opportunities in interdisciplinary social sciences. New programs in computational social sciences and empirical economics will build on the universitys well-established strengths in economics and government. Research in psychology and economics will further build on connections with neuroscientific research.