At a time when higher education is trying to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs in industry, it is increasingly important to provide students with skills that go beyond traditional expectations. With its transdisciplinary courses, JMU X-Labs aims to challenge students to investigate all aspects of a problem, collaborate with industry professionals and peers from different majors, iterate ideas and welcome meaningful failure to solve real problems. Courses are shared across departments and in collaboration with experts in various fields and are available to other 4-VA universities for participation.
There have been few times in college where I consistently looked forward to every class, but I always felt motivated not to miss class since we learned so much every week.
4-VA Executive Director
JMU Campus Coordinator
4-VA Assistant Director
JMU Deputy Campus Coordinator