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The Future of Learning, Opportunity, and Work: Building the New American Research University

Sponsored by Graduate School of Education, Future of Learning, Opportunity, and Work Program, Stanford Continuing Studies, and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences


Wednesday, May 15, 2019
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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Bishop Auditorium, Lathrop Library
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The digital revolution is transforming the character of work as we know it. The character of learning must change as well, requiring educators and learners alike to become more flexible in response to ongoing technological and economic change. This series assembles three internationally recognized thought leaders at the cutting edge of the revolution in learning to share their visions of the future and advise today’s educators on how to build it. 

Building the New American Research University

A great asset of higher education in the United States is its adaptability to changing times. Epochal changes in the character of work, knowledge, and the life course oblige colleges and universities to be nimble in the present moment. Arizona State University has demonstrated great dynamism in adapting to the needs of changing learners, work circumstances, and the rising cost of higher education. Join ASU President Michael M. Crow for a candid discussion on the present and future of higher education in the 21st century. 

This program is co-sponsored by the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS), the Graduate School of Education (GSE), the Stanford Futures of Learning, Opportunity, and Work (FLOW), and Stanford Continuing Studies. 

Michael M. Crow, President, Arizona State University

Michael M. Crow became the sixteenth president of ASU in July 2002 and has guided its transformation into one of the nation’s leading public research universities, one that combines the highest levels of academic excellence, inclusiveness to a broad demographic, and maximum societal impact. It is a model Crow terms the “New American University.” During his tenure the university has more than quadrupled research expenditures, completed an unprecedented infrastructure expansion, and was named the nation’s most innovative school by U.S. News and World Report in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

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