december, 2018

07dec11:00 am12:30 pmCurrent Crises, Creative Currents, Guiding Purposes: Notes For Navigating the Shoals and Storms of Higher Education11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Event Details

Join us on Friday, December 7 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Gallery (1st Floor) of Hatcher Graduate Library (913 S. University Ave.) for the first session of the Academic Innovation at Michigan: Transforming Residential Undergraduate Education (AIM: TRUE) Speaker Series.

We will welcome in David Scobey, Director of Bringing Theory To Practice, a Washington, D.C.-based initiative, affiliated with the Association of American Colleges and Universities, that seeks to renew the core purposes of college education through innovative projects, research, and public advocacy.

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Title: Current Crises, Creative Currents, Guiding Purposes: Notes For Navigating the Shoals and Storms of Higher Education

Abstract: The past thirty years have been a time of tumult in higher education, a time of fiscal stress, demographic change, and legitimation crisis about the value of college. Student attainment and faculty careers have become uncertain and precarious. For both students and faculty, the received forms of undergraduate education—specialized majors, semester courses, credit-hours—can seem like stale requirements rather than catalysts for transformative learning and scholarship. And yet the same thirty years have seen remarkable creativity and innovation.  New fields, new pedagogical practices, and new technologies belie the stereotype of an academy stuck in stasis. David Scobey will explore this braid of change, crisis, and creativity. What innovations and experiments might advance positive change? What values and visions of the purposes of education offer a compass with which to navigate the shoals and storms of the present moment?

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Light refreshments will be provided.



(Friday) 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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