Courage to Take Risks

In our second Innovators’ Toolkit, “Risk Taking and Managing Student Expectations,” we discussed the challenges of risk-taking in the classroom and strategies to address them.  As fellow Richard Bautch reminded me, one of our distinguishing characteristics drawn from our Holy Cross heritage and expressed in our mission is the “courage to take risks”.

Here is a round up of challenges and strategies discussed by our fellows: Continue reading

Day 1: Innovation, Risk-taking and Experimentation

Agenda for Monday, May 19:  We get started bright and early on Monday.  Breakfast is on your own, but we will be brewing plenty of coffee.

  • Location:  Library, room 141 (one of the new “global digital classrooms”)
  • 9-10:45am:  Overview of institute and introductions to fellows’ projects
  • 10:45-11:30am:  Individual planning
  • 11:30-12:30pm:  Lunch
  • 12:30-2pm:   Innovators’ Tool Kit: Risk-taking, experimentation, and managing student expectations

Educational Approaches

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