Innovation in Higher Education
This year's UHL graduating class is the first in the program's history. On Friday, April 27th, the seniors presented the results of their year-long research and projects on innovation in higher education.
These year-long projects began last semester, as the focus of the Senior Seminar. The seminar acts as a forum for discussion, debate, and change as UHL seniors worked together in small groups to identify areas within higher education in need of innovation, and to facilitate that innovation. With topics ranging from diversity to experiential learning to sustainability, the seniors researched current issues at the university and within the UHL program. Moving forward with the projects, they attempted to address these issues with workable, long-term solutions. Many obstacles were met and many failures preceded the successful end of each project. The real value of the senior seminar lies here – as a real-life learning experience, where failures do happen but are addressed and overcome.
We are proud of our first graduating class and their hard work!