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Higher Ed’s Moment for Reinvention

Overnight, the world changed. Businesses, colleges, families were forced to completely re-work daily life. Nearly a year into the pandemic, some in higher ed are pining for “the good ole days” – a nostalgia that is not serving our students. This crisis presents a unique moment to rebuild a system that serves the students we always needed to focus on. Come talk about how higher ed can hit the reset button, while also tending to the very real and immediate needs of its staff, faculty & students.

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  1. Leave with practical tips (and some laughs) for "putting your own oxygen mask on first" in order to sustain the innovation needed amidst COVID-19.
  2. Develop a design-thinking approach to addressing the challenges facing our campuses right now.
  3. Learn about the creative solutions institutions are testing out in this unique moment.



Bridget Burns, Executive Director, University Innovation Alliance

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  • Tags: COVID-19, design thinking
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Community
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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