MIT Dean Christine Ortiz Leaving to Form New Interdisciplinary, Project-Based University!

Christine Ortiz

Dear Commons Community,

Earlier this year, Christine Ortiz, a dean at MIT, announced that she would be leaving to start a new brick and mortar university in the Boston area that would focus on project-based learning and interdisciplinary work.  No classrooms, no lectures, and no academic departments. In cooperation with The Chronicle of Higher Education, she outlines her vision for a new university through a series of podcasts.  Her vision is interesting and provocative.  As someone who works in an interdisciplinary program, I support her approach fully. Whether she can find the start-up financing and support for such an endeavor remains to be seen. 

Worth a listen!



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