Dr. Frederking, Dean of Academics  Brescia College at Western, outlined the changing character of University Education.  Educators, students, and employer expectations are all in flux.  In the past, the lecture format was the main method of delivering educational content.  Now, students come to the classroom equipped with extensive resources at their fingertips via Google and other resources and expect more from their educational experience. The "Ivory Tower" has disappeared. Fewer educators are on a tenure track and their relationship to the University is therefore different.  Employers expect graduates to come to the workforce with the ability to work effectively others and analyze problems with critical thinking. 
Brescia tries to provide an technical education with a strong ethical foundation which will prepare students with the ability to face a changing environment.  Work is changing Brescia is preparing women for occupations which will develop that can not be currently envisioned.