NEW Higher Ed Studio for Fall 2018

NEW Higher Ed Studio for Fall 2018

July 27, 2018 News 0

NEW for Fall 2018: Enroll in Higher Ed Studio with Randy Bass

This course is a combination seminar and studio on the relationship between higher education and the communities it serves. The primary purpose of the course is to create a community of practice among students, faculty and academic staff around a common problem, inquiry and multi-faceted project. Our core question is this:

What should higher education do in the next ten years to rebuild the social compact that once existed between higher education and society?

The seminar portion will ground students in the history and current discourse surrounding higher education’s relationship to US society, with particular emphasis on the role that higher education itself can play in shifting the downward trend in trust and support. The studio portion will focus on using design methodologies to develop and mount both internal and external dialogues on “Higher Education and the New Social Compact.”

Students enrolled in the course for credit (either 1 or 3 credits) will be engaged as both learners and collaborators in developing a public-facing dialogue and set of concrete intellectual projects on the ways that higher education can transform itself over the next ten years or more in order to be more relevant, equitable, affordable and responsive to society’s needs.

The nature of our work will shift throughout the semester as students and others explore the problem, shape the topic, and develop plans for engaging a widening set of experts and perspectives. In this context, students will be able to pursue the topics and themes of interest and customize the skillset and knowledge that he/she would like to acquire as part of the experience.

This course will meet: Tuesdays, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
1-credit option runs September 4 – October 2
3-credit option runs the full length of the semester

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To Register: You should be able register for UNXD-425-01 (1 credit) or UNXD-425-03 (3 credits). If you encounter difficulty registering, please contact Samantha Levine (

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