There is a newly emerging field I would like to christen “university design:” an approach, a methodology for thinking about the future of higher education. First, some definitions. One definition for the word design means “to give form.” Thus, when we are talking about industrial design, that means to give form to objects. Graphic design … Continue reading University Design Mindset: An Essential Skill for University Leaders by David J. Staley, Ph.D.
In my last post, I introduced some ideas for cultivating the synergy that fosters creative thinking and new ideas. Particularly in academic organizations, we sometimes block our potential for creative thinking by not challenging those ‘unwritten rules’ or ‘sacred traditions’ that keep us tethered to outmoded beliefs and ways of doing things that no longer … Continue reading Cultivating Creativity when Times are Tough—Part II