As 2018 comes to a close and we look forward to a new year, we take this time to look at where we’ve been. Our year in review highlights some of our accomplishments, impacts, and stories from the past twelve months.
In partnership with Academic Affairs and Student Affairs, we manage and support BTU—Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore.
“Partnerships create intentional and authentic learning experiences for students and are an investment in our collective future as community members of Greater Baltimore.”
“In this model, collaborative arts become a powerful vehicle for all to engage in experiential activities that involve creative risk-taking, problem-solving, stumbling, failing, communicating, and expressing ourselves—together.”
Supporting venture creation
TU Incubator supports local, regional, and national member companies with the resources, support, and networks needed to succeed.
“Going from a business concept to 5x revenue and 10x employee growth over a few years took real focus and support. And the team at TU Incubator delivered a big piece of that early support for Motifworks.”
“I am excited to join Towson University and take on this new role integrating academia and industry at the interface of innovation and entrepreneurship. I am thrilled to support the growth of the next generation of innovators for the Maryland region.”
“The combination of the TU Incubator leadership and their visibility into providing the highest value to our K-12 students, teachers, and administrators was key.”
Addressing Workforce Needs
We have implemented several new continuing education courses based on growing demand and have updated other courses to reflect industry changes so working professionals are prepared to meet the demands of the workforce.
We provide analysis, technical, and research services to the region’s businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations that directly benefit the citizens of our state and region.
From disparities in the workforce to those in transportation, the Regional Economic Studies Institute highlights persistent disparities that remain throughout Greater Baltimore.
“We now have a clear boundary that incorporates local student address concentrations, and can easily determine if the location of a crime may qualify for issuance of a Timely Warning.”
Anchoring Our Community
Higher education institutions like TU are anchor institutions—local economic engines and mission-driven organizations tied to the long-term well-being of their local communities.
“The graduates of this program look to TU for opportunity, and whether it is temporary or permanent, we can provide a home where they can learn, develop, and grow to further their careers.”
Participation in the Initiative helps to deepen TU’s existing commitment to strategic partnerships, exemplified by BTU—Partnerships at Work for Greater Baltimore.
Each semester, we create opportunities for TU students to work on real-world projects while gaining valuable resume-worthy skills that help get them career ready.
Since 1999, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University has been providing adults, age 50 and older, opportunities for continued learning, along with programs and activities for social and cultural enrichment.
“Having been involved with Towson University almost all of my educational career, … it’s just par excellence. It meets the standards of what we would expect from Towson University.”
Convening community partners
In collaboration with faculty, staff, and external partners, we provide strategic planning and communications support to execute discussions and dialogue on campus.
“I wanted to express how common childhood trauma is, and how its effects can be lifelong. But there are also things you can do to help manage them and heal from trauma, and to support each other in that healing.
“Not only do we get to highlight our current partnerships, this event creates opportunities for potential collaborations. It’s a wonderful opportunity to see what possibilities are out there that we haven’t explored.”
“This event is an amazing opportunity to lift up leaders in economic inclusion and leaders that are tackling new strategies to promote opportunities for individuals that are commonly left behind.”