LACOL 2020 Consortium-wide Workshop at Williams College

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  • Program: LACOL 2020 Workshop Agenda
  • Registration: Sign-Up Here  (deadline May 15)
  • Program Highlights:
    • Keynote: Matthew Rascoff, Duke University Learning Innovation (read more …)
    • LACOL Senior Leaders Panel: Dialogue on Strategic Priorities and Collaboration
    • Hands-On Workshop: Prof. James Lang, best-selling author of Small Teaching and Teaching Distracted Minds
    • Collaboration: presentations and brainstorming on LACOL projects and future horizons


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LACOL2020 Keynote: How to Change Institutions with Purpose

Keynote from Matthew Rascoff
Associate Vice Provost for Digital Education and Innovation
Duke University

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Date and Time: Thursday, June 25, 4:00pm
Location: Paresky Center, Williams College
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Education has borrowed the language of disruptive innovation from the business world but disruption does not account for the complexity of how to make change in mission-driven contexts. While Silicon Valley cheers as startups take on incumbents, in academia institutions play vital roles in communities. Their longevity is a value shared by many stakeholders. What happens when the value of higher education is so commonly called into question? How can colleges maintain their values and sustain themselves in the face of a crisis of affordability? 

Education needs new frameworks to make the case for change. In this talk, Matthew Rascoff will propose a model of innovation drawn from the history of education innovation. He will describe a four-step cycle of founding, hybridization, complexity, and simplification. This cycle describes how educational institutions have evolved and offers strategic lessons for academic leaders seeking to direct that evolution. 

This work is drawn from research underway by Rascoff and his collaborator and co-author Emily Levine, Associate Professor of Education, Stanford University.  (more…)

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