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School of Communication Faculty Meeting Agenda  Locating us in Space and Time  The Sustainable Innovation Project  A changing School in a changing College.

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1 School of Communication Faculty Meeting Agenda  Locating us in Space and Time  The Sustainable Innovation Project  A changing School in a changing College  Questions and discussion

2 2010 SOC Study: (The Brodeur Report) Innovation Agenda Stabilize/ Enhance Faculty Align Marketplace /Students Refine Brand Realign Curriculum

3 EC Strategic Plan (Board of Trustees May 2011) INITIATIVE IV Strengthen the School of Communication

4 President Pelton’s Inaugural Charge to the SOC

5 Review  Propose  Reimagine

6 Oct 2012: Rethinking Academic Structure

7 SOC Task Force (Cooke_Jackson, Grossman, Lieb, and Niwa) Task force convened Proposals solicited and developed Learning occasions, school-wide meetings Recommendations

8 Criteria for proposals: Align with EC strategic priorities Potential for drawing students Respond to global comm trends Enhance EC brand in communication

9 Three proposals: A new major: CSCP A research center: ILCE A culture- building initiative

10 Advancing the ideas Major  Davis work; Major in bus/mgt comm/arts Research center  college- wide process for developing research centers A culture-building initiative  pursued by chairs and through Davis project

11 Sustainable Innovation “If the SOC is to achieve the goals outlined in this report, we must put innovative thinking and practice at the core of everything that faculty, students, and staff do everyday. The curriculum, institutional procedures and structures, reinforcement patterns, and culture itself must embrace innovation.”

12 Sustainable Innovation “If our students are going to succeed in their post-Emerson careers, they must know what it means to innovate and how to do it. This will only happen if the School fosters an environment of continuous innovation.” (SOC report, 2010)

13 The Sustainable Innovation Project Supported by a grant from The Davis Educational Foundation

14 Sustainable Innovation Project Three elements:  Deepening expertise in Information Technologies  Creating structures and alignments that promote innovation  Creating curricular processes that encourage innovation

15 Group 1  Eight faculty members  January – May 2014  Create a plan for realign programs and curricula in the SOC  Deepen expertise in emerging information technologies, media, and applications  Follow-up reporting and evaluating  Course equivalency plus summer stipend

16 Group 2  Four faculty members  June 2014  Deepen expertise in “agile methodologies”  Create a plan for curricular change processes  Follow-up reporting and evaluating  Summer stipend

17 Group 3  Eight faculty members  Fall – Winter 2014  Carry forward the work begun by Group 1  Engage SOC faculty in revising and adopting  Deepen expertise in emerging information technologies, media, and applications  Follow-up reporting and evaluating  Course equivalency plus stipend

18 Expected outcomes  A structure that promotes ongoing innovation  Substantive learning in information and computing technologies....  That appears in courses, curricula, planning  Processes for ongoing, rapid adaptation of curricula  A deepened culture of collaboration

19 Towards SOC Programs that are Rigorous Differentiated and integrated Drawing excellent students Global Innovative Sustainable

20 Situating SOC work within the context of EC

21 Discussion time Questions Ideas Challenges Plans


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