Bonds of Union has developed a transformative new vision for higher education that would orient teaching, learning, and research around the practical act of solving complex problems.
Faculty and student engagement would centre around the act of practical problem solving. Structuring teaching and research around a given, well-defined problem can yield transformative innovations. It is in the passionate pursuit of addressing a given problem that students experience true interdisciplinary research and teaching. This innovative model for the future of higher education provides an opportunity for students to both engage around the issues they care about and make original contributions to research and practice.
Students will have an opportunity to take courses around a given problem/challenge as a part of a cohort that includes students from multiple disciplines and schools to contribute to the design, development, and implementation of a discreet, high impact intuitive.
Presentation to UW leadership on leveraging the Bonds of Union vision for teaching, learning, and research focused on the practical act of problem solving.
Presented to: President Ana Mari Cauce, Dean and Provost Ed Taylor, Dean Renee Cheng, Senior VP Mary Gresch, Derek Fulwiler
Reimagining Interdicciplinary teaching, learning, and research in Higher Education