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Thursday, May 12 • 2:30pm - 3:45pm
Speculative Classroom Design: What’s Your University Worth Fighting For?

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In this panel, we invite audience participants to imagine “a university worth fighting for,” one that seeks to promote inclusivity, justice, and equality. In doing so, we aim to think beyond many of the institutions, disciplines, pedagogies, and academic practices in U.S. higher education today, which effectively reproduce the status quo by emphasizing exclusivity, ratings, and selectivity rather than broad access and equity. Based on our experiences organizing the year long HASTAC/Futures Initiative “University Worth Fighting For” #fight4edu series, this panel will feature several short five-minute presentations by respondents, each of whom attempt to reimagine the university, starting from the site of the classroom. The remainder of the session will be devoted to imaginative, speculative, and interactive exercises that aim to inspire audience members, and collaborative strategizing about how we can actualize our universities worth fighting for. Our goal is to offer audience members egalitarian practices and techniques they can use to transform the power structures in their own classrooms tomorrow--and principles and theories they can then use to apply these techniques to larger issues of university transformation: curriculum revision, disciplinary structures, credentialing and reward systems, labor practices, and beyond.

This interactive session is part of the “University Worth Fighting For” #fight4edu series.

Thursday May 12, 2016 2:30pm - 3:45pm MST
COOR 195 975 S Myrtle Ave Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85281
  Arts and Media, Interactive Session
  • Session Location COOR 195