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Designing the Future(s) of the University: The Design Process

An Overview

The Designing the Future(s) of the University Initiative will stage a series of connected events that facilitate conversation and innovation on how we deliver education. We will build a design vision over the next months from three overlapping sites of activity:

  1. Exploration of issues facing higher education with thought leaders.
  2. Engagement of the whole Georgetown community in asking fundamental questions:
    • What do we value about Georgetown we don’t want to lose?
    • Looking at the future, what do we believe we owe our students?
    • What could it look like to expand the formal boundaries of education?
  3. Experimentation with new ways to live out our educational mission, focusing especially on innovative large-scale experiments that rethink traditional boundaries of space and time for delivering education. Through this process, we will develop new combinations of face-to-face, online and experiential learning through “design labs” held on our campuses and in various other cities beginning in Summer 2014.

 

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