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Dr. Sinem Vatanartiran, President of Bay Atlantic University, recently attended the Future of Higher Education Summit (FOHE), hosted by Coursera at their headquarters in Mountain View, California. She received an exclusive invitation to represent BAU courtesy of Coursera’s CEO, Jeff Maggioncalda. Dr. Sinem joined other leaders in higher education from around the country to discuss current trends and future possibilities.

Over the course of two very busy days, Dr. Sinem and the other FOHE guests met with leaders from Coursera as well as its partners, including IBM and Meta. Artificial Intelligence was a major focus at the Summit, with keynote talks, breakout discussions, and interactive workshops dedicated to the impact AI is having and will continue to have on higher education. Other important topics included exploring new ways to prepare students for successful careers and to provide them with additional opportunities to earn course credit and industry certifications through the Coursera platform.

“I wish to thank Mr. Maggioncalda for extending the invitation to me to take part in the Future of Higher Education Summit,” said Dr. Sinem, following the event. “I enjoyed exploring the future of academics alongside my fellow educators. Bay Atlantic University is proud to be partners with Coursera and is excited to continue working towards new opportunities for our students.”

Students and staff at Bay Atlantic University have access to the full catalogue of Coursera’s classes and certifications, all at no additional cost. Many members of the BAU community have already taken academic courses or earned certifications from industry leaders like Google, Meta, IBM, and Tableau.

For more information on how you can begin your journey at Bay Atlantic University and take advantage of this unique professional development opportunity, please reach out to us at [email protected].



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