I believe it is urgent and important that we recognize the…mutually reinforcing elements of formation, scholarship and a commitment to the common good—this is the work of the university.
The second annual Formation x Design Symposium welcomed international leaders, Georgetown faculty and designers in higher education to conceive of new ways to explore “whole student” formation. Throughout the symposium, attendees participated in design activities centered on integrative learning experiences and imagining higher education for 2025 and beyond.
Representatives from five Future(s) projects will present their work to Georgetown faculty who are attending the Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute. Throughout the project showcase, faculty are also invited to join Future(s) in exploring the driving questions of its work.
The Designing the Future(s) Initiative and the Beeck Center co-sponsored a visit with social entrepreneur and researcher Nadia Roumani. A lecturer of design at Stanford University’s d.school and the Walter and Esther Hewlett Fellow at Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Roumani spent her visit to Georgetown meeting with members of the university’s design community and the inaugural class of the Board of Regents Future(s) Fellows.
Dr. Mimi Ito, cultural anthropologist and Professor in Residence in the Department of Informatics at the University of California-Irvine, discussed new media and connected learning in our second installment of the 2014-2015 Future(s) Speaker Series.
Teresa Sullivan, President of the University of Virginia and champion for innovation in higher education, will be headlining the 2014-2015 Future(s) Speaker Series, starting on October 27, 2014. Join us in the Fisher Colloquium for a lecture, followed by a reception and the opportunity to engage with Dr. Sullivan.
Join us for a multi-part series from The Office of Career Services and the Designing the Future(s) initiative. This event for Georgetown Alumni will explore the Future(s) initiative over a period of weeks, engaging our alumni in this exciting community-wide discussion.
Behavioral Psychologist, Cognitive Scientist, Founding Dean of Faculty of the Minerva Project.
This event marked the start of a new partnership between Georgetown and Arizona State University to develop university presidents as innovative leaders for the 21st Century. President John DeGioia of Georgetown, President Michael Crow of ASU and author and higher education expert Jeffrey Selingo discuss shaping a generation of leaders who think creatively and reach beyond traditional “walls” of academia.
Georgetown brings the Future(s) Initiative to SXSWedu in Austin, TX to present “Designing the Future of the University from the Inside.” The university’s Chief Information Officer Lisa Davis, Provost Robert Groves and Michael Wang present a panel at the interactive conference.
How can we bridge the spheres of academia and the workplace? Teams of students take on the challenge of designing a more connected platform to gain practical skills during their years on campus.