To help Dickinson community members craft their proposals for the Revolutionary Challenge, the college recently hosted an ideation workshop conducted by Parke Rhoads ’99, a principal of Vantage Technology Consulting Group and an expert in technology design and strategic planning. During the two-hour workshop, Rhoads guided participants through an ideation process to develop their ideas for harnessing the Dickinson education to address contemporary challenges in the wider world.
For those unable to attend the workshop on campus, the college has condensed the material into a 30-minute video. Dickinsonians around the world can view the video above as they work on their proposals before the Oct. 4 proposal deadline.
Following that deadline, the proposals will be posted online for review and comment by the entire Dickinson community. The President's Panel on Innovation (PPI) will use the community's feedback as they work with the Board of Trustees to determine the finalists for the competition in late October. Those finalists will then prepare full presentations for the board and PPI, who will then select the winning idea or ideas in fall 2020.
Launched by President Margee Ensign this spring, the Revolutionary Challenge invites alumni, parents, faculty, staff and students to offer their revolutionary ideas for the future of Dickinson’s useful liberal-arts education and for the betterment of the world. Thus far the challenge has received roughly 40 responses and 10 completed proposals. Proposals will be accepted until the end of the day on Friday, Oct. 4.
Published September 13, 2019