“What’s Liberal Arts got to do with it…?”

An Envisioning Middlebury Conversation

In the final lecture of our Envisioning Middlebury series, JACQUELINE ROYSTER, dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology and professor of English in the School of Literature, Media, and Communications, will speak about the continuing necessity of the liberal arts and how they need to evolve to keep pace during these extremely fluid times.

As a professional graduate school we need to articulate what the liberal arts mean in our context, and consider how we connect with our College partners to build on and amplify the liberal arts experience that defines our undergraduate college, and that many (but not all) of our graduate students and faculty bring to MIIS.

In his article “Is the Future of Liberal Arts Programs “K-Shaped?” THOMAS CAREY talks about complementing the knowledge and skills acquired through a liberal arts education with components – such as innovation capability, or knowledge building capability — that make up “epistemic fluency in workplace knowledge practices.” This “K-shaped” model of education aligns very closely with pedagogical thinking at MIIS, as reflected in the Deans’ Seminar discussions last year. How can we contribute more “K” to the Middlebury ecosystem? This question will be the focus of a post-lecture breakfast conversation at the DLC.

We hope you will join us for both!

Two Events, a Lecture and a Breakfast Conversation:

1. Details for the Lecture

What: Jacqueline Royster,Bold Futures:  Integrative Liberal Arts as Leverage for Evolutionary Change”

Where: The lecture will be streamed live from Middlebury and can be viewed with a group in Irvine Auditorium, or wherever it is convenient for you to connect to the stream.

When: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 4:00 PM

2. Details for the Breakfast Conversation (Please RSVP)

What: A breakfast conversation, inspired by Thomas Carey’s article and Jacqueline Royster’s lecture, about the implications of both for the evolving relationship between the Institute and the College.

When: Wednesday, October 26, 9:00 am

Where: The Design Sp@ce,DLC, MG001.

RSVP Below. Burritos are limited.

Sign up

Sign up at this link for the breakfast conversation. No sign-up is required for the lecture.

Sign up

Sign up at this link for the breakfast conversation. No sign-up is required for the lecture.