Inaugural Provost’s Teaching Innovation Interactive Presentation
Introductory Remarks by Provost Richard M. Locke
Featuring Dr. Randall Bass, Ph.D. ’91, M.A. ’87
Vice President for Strategic Education Initiatives at Georgetown University
Higher education’s pandemic adaptation was a powerful demonstration of capacity and collective action. It drew on twenty or more years of preparation that laid the foundations for digital and pedagogical agility. At the same time, it revealed the gaps in our understanding and response to matters of wellbeing, equity, and racial justice. Looking forward, each institution needs to ask itself how it will respond to the openings created by these disruptions, which in many ways came in the middle of a forty to fifty year transformation toward a new learning paradigm. How might we see educational innovation as an extension of the transformative potential of education itself? How might we undertake this work as acts of hope, even joy?
The Provost’s Series on Innovative Teaching and Learning aims to introduce innovative ideas for teaching and learning, enable Brown’s teaching and learning communities to think about how these ideas further instructional practice in equitable and evidence-based ways, and make visible the work of exceptional Brown instructors.