IngenioUs is the podcast where we talk about higher education, innovative practice, and leading edge thinking. Your host is Dr. Melissa Morriss-Olson. In each episode we will talk with leading edge thinkers, whose experience and expertise place them at the forefront of the transformation currently underway. Our guests will include college and university leaders and faculty, innovators, and other professionals who are experimenting with new approaches and ways of thinking about higher education.
Leader as Futurist with Dr. David Staley
In this IngenioUs Mini episode, Dr. David Staley shares an insight about how leaders might best prepare to lead the institutions and organizations of the future. To hear more of his insights on this topic, check out the full length episode at https://anchor.fm/chelip/episodes/Imagining-the-University-of-the-Future-with-Dr--David-J--Staley-ejiuu9.
To register for David Staley's free webinar on December 16 in The Leading Edge Thinking in Higher Education webinar series, sponsored by The Center for Higher Education Leadership and Innovative Practice (CHELIP) at Bay Path University, use this link: https://www.baypath.edu/events-calendar/details/futurist-leader-visionary-10-habits-of-mind/2020-12-16/
About David Staley, Ph.D.:
David Staley, Ph.D. is associate professor in the departments of History, Design and Educational Studies at the Ohio State University, education strategy consultant with Dutcher, LLC and Honorary Faculty Fellow in Innovation with The Center for Higher Ed Leadership and Innovative Practice (CHELIP) at Bay Path University. His research interests include digital history, the philosophy of history, historical methodology, and the history and future of higher education. He has published widely (in print and electronically) on the intersection of technology and scholarship. He is the author of Alternative Universities: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education, Computers, Visualization and History; History and Future: Using Historical Thinking to Imagine the Future; and Brain, Mind and Internet: A Deep History and Future. From 2011-2012 he served as National Dean for General Education at Harrison College, and from 2003-2008, he was Executive Director of the American Association for History and Computing (AAHC).
In addition to his written works, he has designed and curated both online and physical exhibitions, publishing numerous visual compositions in digital media. He serves as President of Columbus Futurists, host of CreativeMornings Columbus, and host of the podcast Voices of Excellence.
An IngenioUs Mini: Adapting Human-Centered Design (HCD) to Shape the University of Tomorrow.
In their upcoming free webinar in the Leading Edge Thinking in Higher Ed webinar series, Chris Huizinga, Co-Owner and Strategy Director, and Andreya Veintimilla, Design Researcher and Strategist, of Desklight--a design firm specialized in learning--will introduce you to human-centered design (HCD) — a process that can help institutions to build more sustainable and comprehensive value for learners, faculty, and administrators in a post-COVID learning landscape. This webinar will briefly explore the history of HCD and show examples of how this collaborative process uncovers stakeholder insights, generates brave new strategies, and designs more valuable engagements for learning within complex systems.
Listen in to this brief interview with Chris for a preview of the webinar and to catch a glimpse of the passion that he and his colleagues at Desklight have for helping organizations connect their vision and value more meaningfully with their audiences.
Register for this free webinar here: https://www.baypath.edu/events-calendar/details/adapting-human-centered-design-hcd-to-shape-the-university-of-tomorrow/2020-11-17/
An IngenioUs Mini: The Human Side of Innovation Preview with Elaine Dundon
Against the backdrop of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, an increasing number of people are questioning the meaning of their lives and work. They want to know that their lives and work truly matter and that they are making a positive and meaningful difference. At the same time, there is a call for a higher level of innovation to address the widespread changes we are all experiencing in 2020 and, going forward, as we enter the so-called "new normal."
In the inaugural Leading Edge Thinking in Higher Ed webinar, best-selling author and founder of the Global Meaning Institute, Elaine Dundon will introduce key concepts for developing a meaning centric approach to innovative thinking.
Listen to this brief interview with Elaine for a preview of the webinar. To register for the free webinar, click here: https://www.baypath.edu/events-calendar/details/the-human-side-of-innovation-finding-joy-and-meaning-in-everyday-life-and-work/2020-10-29/
A Remarkably Uncommon Leadership Journey: Dr. Elsa Nunez President, Eastern Connecticut State University
Join us for a conversation with a remarkably uncommon and inspiring leader, Dr. Elsa Nunez. As president of Eastern Connecticut State University since 2006, Dr. Nunez’s career path is clearly informed by her personal experience and humble beginnings, growing up in Puerto Rico and then immigrating to Newark NJ where she attended school. Her struggles as a non-English speaking elementary school student set the stage for a career in higher education that has resulted in significantly improved access and success for underserved students. As president, Dr. Nunez’s commitment to access is evidenced by gains in the representation of minority faculty and improved retention and graduation rates for underrepresented students at Eastern. And the Dual Degree Enrollment program that she established early in her presidency has received national attention for its success in closing the achievement gap.
Check out more information about Dr. Nunez's remarkable legacy here: https://www.easternct.edu/president/index.html
Lessons Learned from Teaching Through COVID with Dr. Jennifer Stratton and Dr. Tom Menella
The sudden and unprecedented shuttering of our college campuses due to the COVID-19 pandemic forced educators to face the most jarring and rapid change of perhaps any profession in history. Within a moment’s notice, faculty were asked to leave their classrooms indefinitely and, in many cases, to recreate a learning environment that is 100 percent virtual. As challenging as that dictate was, it represents possibly the best-case scenario in what’s proven to be an incredibly inequitable landscape during the pandemic. Whereas some colleges are conducting online learning in what’s been described as a fairly seamless transition, many others are struggling simply to connect with students to ensure that their basic needs—including sufficient food—are being met. Just as college and university responses during the pandemic have varied widely, so too have been the experiences of our faculty.
In this week’s episode of IngenioUs U, we have the opportunity to hear from two seasoned faculty members about their experiences teaching through COVID and how this experience has changed their approach for the better. They also have some valuable insights about how our institutions need to rethink our support for faculty, especially given that faculty are the one consistent thread that connects our students to our institutions, now more than ever.
Imagining the University of the Future with Dr. David J. Staley
In his role as history professor and director of the humanities institute at The Ohio State University where he also leads the forum on the university, historian and futurist Dr. David J. Staley spends a good deal of time thinking about the future of higher education. His latest book, Alternative Universities, Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education, (Johns Hopkins Press, 2019) has taken the higher ed world by storm. And for good reason. Staley is one of a handful of individuals who in 2018 forecast the current global pandemic and his insights about the future have largely been on target. When it comes to higher ed, Staley suggests that the notion of innovation has become somewhat of a cliché and our discussions about higher ed innovation are rarely expansive or imaginative enough. He believes that the future belongs to those institutions that possess the vision and the courage to step out from the crowd and pursue a strategically-differentiated mission. During our conversation, he shares some valuable insights for how to do just that. Join us for this inspiring and compelling conversation with historian, faculty member, futurist and strategy consultant with Dutcher LLC, David Staley. See here for more background information.
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