CTL Presents: Keynote by Dr. Randy Bass '81 COP, Vice Provost for Education, Georgetown University

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Alex and Jeri Vereschagin Alumni House, The Regents Board Room 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211

Pacific alumnus Randy Bass '81 will speak on "From Unbundling to Rebundling: Designing Liberal Education for the New Learning Ecosystem."

What would universities look like if we were creating them at this moment in history? What would we value? What would we design for first? How might they look different? How might we make higher education widely available to and meaningful for an expanded population of college students?

Designing for these questions compels us to look beyond the current discourse of “disruption” and digital learning—with the impulses to scale or automate current practices—to a broader paradigm for learning, one that is native to this moment and is focused on the kind of graduates we are trying to produce for the year 2025 or 2030 or beyond. This presentation will explore this challenge through the lens of educating the whole person, and the critical interplay between knowledge, skills and broader dimensions of empathy and well-being.  Approaches to educating the whole person ask that we join the best of what we know about deep and durable learning with the capacities that are intrinsic to the emerging learning ecosystem.
Randy Bass is Vice Provost for Education and Professor of English at Georgetown University, where he leads the Designing the Future(s) initiative and the Red House incubator for curricular transformation. For 13 years he was the Founding Executive Director of Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship (CNDLS).  He is the author and/or editor of numerous books articles, and electronic projects, including most recently, Open and Integrative: Designing Liberal Education for the New Digital Ecosystem (With Bret Eynon, published by the American Association for Colleges and Universities, 2016).

Reception directly following keynote.

This event is co-sponsored by The Office of the Provost and the Center for Teaching and Learning

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Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of the Provost



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Rhonda Bryant

Rhonda Bryant left a positive review 9/26/2016

Dr. Bass provided a thought provoking presentation that spoke to faculty, students, and staff. I appreciate his reliance on research and best practices to frame his talk.

Kenneth Beauchamp

Kenneth Beauchamp left a positive review 9/26/2016

More of the University leadership should have been present to hear the speaker.