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4-Virginia | JMU X-Labs
4-VA is a collaborative partnership between six Virginia universities that is powered by 4 initiatives. Our mission is to promote collaborations that leverage the strengths of each partner university and improve efficiencies in higher education across the Commonwealth of Virginia. (http://4-va.org/)
We carry out this mission by advocating unprecedented partnerships between faculty and departments to generate significant, innovative solutions to educational and real-world problems. Since 4-VA’s inception, we’ve sponsored advancements in research, pilot courses, redesigned courses, shared courses, online programs, industry-focused adult degrees, new technologies, interventions, workshops, conferences and other programs.
The JMU X-Labs are a component of 4-Virginia at JMU and located in JMU's Lakeview Hall. Using emerging technologies, students from different majors work directly with client partners on real problems that resist easy solutions. By working with people from different areas of expertise, students gain unprecedented experience, knowledge and skills in teamwork, leadership and meaningful problem-solving. JMU X-Labs students graduate with critical thinking skills that allow them to contribute immediate value as global citizens and they earn 33% higher salaries than their peers.