Presentation Title

Higher Education and the Great Acceleration: Navigating a Rapidly Changing World

Location

BUL 251

Start Date

8-15-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

8-15-2019 12:20 PM

Description

A strong liberal arts education is crucial for navigating the challenges of the 21st century—from globalization and nationalism to the Great Acceleration. It also prepares students to be ethical thinkers and holistic citizens of the world and church. In these sessions we will consider the future of the liberal arts and sciences and discuss how they can prepare one for a wide range of professions and support career advancement and mobility. Of particular interest will be how a liberal arts education at Andrews serves to help students develop a resilient identity and discern their higher calling.

Biography

Anthony Bosman is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Andrews University. He studies low-dimensional topology, especially the interaction of knots and links with 3- and 4-dimensional manifolds. In his free time, he kayaks, travels, and thinks about what higher education will look like in 2050.

Shandelle M. Henson is Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Ecology at Andrews University. She uses dynamical systems theory and bifurcation theory to study the effects of climate change on marine organisms.

L. Monique Pittman is Professor of English and Director of the J. N. Andrews Honors Program at Andrews University. Her monograph (2011) explores Shakespearean authority and portrayals of gender, class, and race. Recent articles examine the ethics of representation in The Taming of the Shrew, The Hollow Crown, and Coriolanus.

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Aug 15th, 10:00 AM Aug 15th, 12:20 PM

Higher Education and the Great Acceleration: Navigating a Rapidly Changing World

BUL 251

A strong liberal arts education is crucial for navigating the challenges of the 21st century—from globalization and nationalism to the Great Acceleration. It also prepares students to be ethical thinkers and holistic citizens of the world and church. In these sessions we will consider the future of the liberal arts and sciences and discuss how they can prepare one for a wide range of professions and support career advancement and mobility. Of particular interest will be how a liberal arts education at Andrews serves to help students develop a resilient identity and discern their higher calling.