Higher Education looks different in 2017. Disciplines are in constant flux. Technology is revolutionizing intellectual inquiry, research, and production. Teaching styles and classroom structures are accommodating an exponential growth in knowledge and increased societal complexity, with the mission of advancing human well-being. Yet, much of the “modern” university is still rooted in its centuries-old traditions, structures, and practices.
The Commons asks:
- If you were to design the ideal University, for today and tomorrow, what would it look like?
- How would it function?
- What would it not be?
In essence, What is the Future University?
The KU Office of Research and The Commons invite you to a workshop and networking event designed to explore emerging research collaboration and funding opportunities related to The Future of Work.
The rise of new technologies is changing the world of work at an unprecedented rate. Advances in artificial intelligence, robotics, learning sciences, autonomous systems, and novel interpretations of the nature of work provide opportunities to create new industries and occupations to better address societal goals.
But disruptive technologies come with risks, including job losses for vulnerable worker populations, lack of educational infrastructure to create the requisite workforce, ethics and privacy concerns, and outdated policy and legal frameworks for managing attendant challenges. The unknowns in this Grand Societal Challenge are staggering and require insights from a wide range of disciplines.
Funding agencies from NSF to DoD and foundations are rolling out opportunities to explore the Future of Work. This workshop will explore emerging research roadmaps + upcoming solicitations.