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One goal of higher education should be the preparation of students for current and future requirements to function as effective professionals and engaged citizens. This mission is tricky in an unpredictable world. A variety of emerging methods in higher education seek to prepare students to navigate a world of fast churn and high uncertainty. Different approaches warrant closer evaluation and comparison in how they train individuals to better understand, adapt to, and enter this new environment. Although various offerings have different naming conventions and formats, emerging methods nonetheless share many common threads. These university programs promote prized 21st Century skills such as creativity, collaborative teamwork, familiarity with innovation methodologies, and an entrepreneurial mindset.