The new education: How to revolutionize the university to prepare students for a world in flux (video)

Posted on December 20th, 2017

In her new book, Cathy N. Davidson, founding director of the Futures Initiative and distinguished professor in English at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, discusses how our current university structures date back to a period between 1865 to 1925 during which “new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, graduate and professional schools in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T.” In this talk at Duke University, Davidson discusses how these systems may have worked during most of the 20th century, but have become outmoded since the Mosaic web browser gained popularity in 1993, and how universities can innovate and create a more student-centered approach.