Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation
Mission and Goals
The Calhoun Center for Higher Education Innovation aims to facilitate a national conversation on adaptive, transdisciplinary life-long learning and the diverse partnerships and platforms that can facilitate this type of learning for the twenty-first century. The Calhoun Center is connecting this conversation to the iterative planning of the Discovery program.
The Center is partnering with a number of other Virginia Tech entities and external institutions to host its first workshop on “adaptive life-long learning for an inclusive innovation economy” on October 27 and 28, 2019.
The center is also supporting the external assessment of the Calhoun Discovery Program. The primary goals of the external assessment is to assist the Discovery Program team to continuously improve the quality of the students’ learning experience as well as support the transdisciplinary teaching and scholarship of the Discovery Program faculty and the effectiveness of the external partnerships. The Calhoun Center is also facilitating the external partnerships of the Discovery Program with industry, non-profit, and professional organizations and K-12 institutions.
The center aims to compile lessons learned from its research into a set of blueprints that can be applied by forward-looking educators inside and outside of Virginia Tech.
Calhoun Center Research Associates
Assistant Professor of Practice, Pamplin College of Business
Presidential Fellow | Professor, School of Public and International Affairs
Professor of Religion and Culture | Director of the Virginia Tech Center for the Humanities | Assistant Vice Provost for the Humanities Program
Professor and Department Head, Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics
Associate Professor of Engineering Education
Project Director for Destination Areas
Executive Director and Associate Provost, Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies
Karen Eley Sanders
Associate Vice Provost for College Access, College Access Collaborative
Associate Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science, Pamplin College of Business
Retired Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of The Boeing Company