I agree with Raymond Hooks completely.
Construct is brilliant.
As far as the university idea, writing C++ plugins for Construct would be a logical graduation from caps.
Also, I have to say, with the more extensible nature Ashley discussed in another thread, I think Construct 2 will significantly change the indie game landscape. Being able to create Custom runtimes for different platforms with the ease and power of Construct is an amazing possibility. If there were 5 community members who made 1 runtime each, and released them to the community, you could theoretically export a single cap to Android, iPhone, DS, PC, Mac, XNA, and Flash. To me, that's just mind-boggling.