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Wednesday, October 11 • 9:00am - 9:45am
The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: Working within Complex Systems (45 mins)

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This mini-workshop will address two key questions. What kinds of learning will be needed to foster the kind of intelligence and abilities that our graduates will need in order to reason, plan, solve problems, think both abstractly and concretely, comprehend complex issues and work with others to identify effective responses and solutions for them, learn quickly and learn from their own experience and from the insights of others? How can we serve all of our students well and create educational environments that support student success and serve the needs of society well? How will our institutions interact with society at large to respond to the challenges that our communities face in an era of remarkable social, economic and environmental change? This mini-workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss how the Academy will adapt to serve these needs through an understanding of the nature of complex systems, the use of design thinking and new forms of university-community engagement and a deeper understanding of the nature of change. We will discuss how to create the capacity to work together in new ways, to define success differently and to learn in new, more integrative ways that foster the intellectual skills and inclinations that our graduates will need. After a brief introduction, the mini-workshop will be shaped around a few key questions that change-makers and innovators need to explore as they seek to prepare their institutions and their graduates for life and work in a new era.

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Judith Ramaley

Trustee, Portland State University
Dr. Judith A. Ramaley is President Emerita and Distinguished Professor of Public Service at Portland State University in the Mark O. Hatfield School of Government and President Emerita of Winona State University. From 2005-2012, she served as President of Winona State University (WSU... Read More →

Wednesday October 11, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am MDT
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