The multi-phased approach was divided into Discovery, Ideation, and Design phases over a 24-month period.
Discovery: January - August 2016
Through the Discovery Phase, the Commission outlined the forces likely to affect Georgia Tech, including a new and accelerating revolution characterized by technology-driven disruptive change throughout society, shifting public attitudes about the role of public universities, and demographic trends that challenge long-held assumptions about who will benefit from a college education.
The report, titled Discovering the Drivers of Change in Higher Education, was released in November 2016.
The Ideation Phase identified common themes, problems, and challenges. The commission considered both near-term and long-term ideas that would influence decisions well beyond any current planning horizon for the university. Recurring emerging themes included:
Educating the Whole Person
Education Outside the Demographic Sweet Spot
A Culture of Deliberate Innovation
Design: May - December 2017
Using the year 2040 as a long-term vantage point, the Design Phase explored projects, pilots, and prototype developments on alternative educational models that reduce costs, improve the effectiveness of current methodologies, and increase opportunities and accessibility to serve the needs of the next generation and beyond.
The final report, Deliberate Innovation, Lifetime Education, was released in April 2018.