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Sheridan launches unique undergraduate credential in creativity and creative problem solving

December 19, 2014

Starting in January, 2015, students enrolled in degree programs at Sheridan will have the opportunity to pursue a Board Undergraduate Certificate in Creativity and Creative Problem Solving while fulfilling their liberal arts and science breadth requirements.

The new credential reflects Sheridan’s adoption of creativity as a cornerstone of its institutional identity and pedagogical approach, based on an understanding that creativity and creative problem solving are essential skills for the 21st century, across all disciplines and fields of study.  According to an IBM Global CEO Study undertaken in 2010 which surveyed 1,500 CEO’s worldwide, creativity is the most crucial factor for future success in an increasingly complex world (http://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/31670.wss).

Students will be able to take six courses over the four years of their degree program that span a range of disciplines and subject areas in the fields of global culture, humanities, and social sciences.  The curriculum has been endorsed by the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State, SUNY.  For more details on the courses, visit:  http://bit.ly/16wBeza.

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