Team Leaders: Jeff Forrester, Associate Professor of Mathematics
Emily Marshall, Associate Professor of Economics
Dave Richeson, Professor of Mathematics
Aspiration: The Data Science Initiative at Dickinson College leverages our leadership in the liberal arts to generate a transformative interdisciplinary curricular program through the analysis of data. This initiative embodies the college’s mission of providing a “useful education for the common good” that will capitalize on our assets to make a distinct impact on our students, the field of data analytics and a world that demands informed decision-makers and innovative, critical thinkers.
Developing Leaders for 21st-century Revolutionary Challenges
Team Leader: Michael Fratantuono, Associate Professor of International Studies, International Business & Management
Aspiration: Developing Leaders for 21st-Century Revolutionary Challenges will establish a college-wide curricular and cocurricular leadership framework. Centered on relationship-based leadership and a shared vocabulary of value-focused concepts for students, faculty and staff, the outcome will allow young Dickinsonians to fully recognize and articulate the power of Dickinson’s useful liberal-arts education.
FutureLab: Collaborative Innovation for the Greater Good
Team Leaders: Grant Braught ’90, Professor of Computer Science
Zach Wahl ’98, CEO, Enterprise Knowledge
Damon Yarnell, Associate Provost and Executive Director of the Center for Advising, Internships & Lifelong Career Development
Aspiration: FutureLab will combine innovative curriculum, practical experiences and future-focused tools to prepare students to face complex global challenges.
The Food, Agriculture & Resource Management (FARM) Lab
Team Leader: Jenn Halpin, Director, College Farm
Aspiration: FARM Lab will be a multiuse facility at the College Farm that uses state-of-the-art green building technologies to create a living laboratory capable of supporting year-round interdisciplinary learning, place-based research, collaborative initiatives and off-campus social activities as well as generating revenue.