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Design Thinking for Higher Education Innovation

Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education

Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CDT)

Design Thinking for Higher Education Innovation

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You are invited to attend a free workshop, part of an opening event for the Higher Ed Redesign Initiative--a developing collaborative venture of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC), the University of Minnesota’s Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education, and the University of Minnesota’s College of

The Higher Ed Redesign Initiative explores ways to transform higher education to meet the needs of students, the workforce, and society. The project is founded on “design thinking for social innovation,” which employs design tools to create new
prototypes to address persistent problems in higher education.

The initiative partners, together with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Integrative Leadership, invite you to join us for a hands-on design thinking workshop to create an inspired future for higher education. Participants will learn about the design process and apply it to creating more equitable, affordable, and high quality higher education.

Results of this workshop will inform the next steps of the Higher Ed Redesign Initiative in meeting its goals:

  • Develop innovative strategies to transform higher education
  • Involve students and families more actively as stakeholders of higher education
  • Accelerate cultural change through leadership development and policy in higher education
  • Create an expanded toolbox by applying design thinking to institutions and systems in higher education
  • Contribute to new knowledge in the emerging field of design thinking and education

The workshop is free but space is limited, so please register as soon as possible. Details about the program follow.

What: Design Thinking for Higher Education Innovation Workshop
When: Thursday, October 11th, 8:00AM to 2:30 PM (lunch provided)
Where: McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall, University of Minnesota
Who: Policymakers, educational leaders, designers, students, scholars, industry/non-profit leaders, and
innovators from all backgrounds
How: Register online today at higheredredesign.eventbrite.com

Contact Nichole Sorenson at soren604@umn.edu with questions or comments.


Parking:  Parking is available at the University Avenue Ramp at 1926 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN and at the Oak Street Ramp at 401 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis, MN.


Workshop Schedule  
8:00 am - 8:30 am Registration & Light Breakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 am Framing the Initiative  
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Design Thinking Hands-On Activities  
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Lunch  
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Presentations & Dialogue  
1:15 pm - 2:00 pm Group Debrief & Reflection  
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Closing Remarks











Have questions about Design Thinking for Higher Education Innovation? Contact Jandris Center for Innovative Higher Education

When & Where

McNamara Alumni Center, Memorial Hall
200 SE Oak St
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Thursday, October 11, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (CDT)

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