2011 Initiatives

Following up the celebratory inaugural year of reflection and creative thinking, President Mark Putnam set into motion an intense second year of planning with some of higher education’s most well-known players lending their expertise. His innovative leadership and second-year planning experience challenges these experts and other campus leaders to change the landscape of higher education, blazing trails for the future of liberal arts higher education and Central College, as they examine the potency and possibilities of three main areas of emphasis. These three focus areas, which emerged from the entire academic community and energy channeled out of Putnam’s first year of leadership, include global experiential learning, arts and creativity and the future of health sciences and health-related careers.

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In addition to these three focus areas, planning teams also are working around these additional themes: sustainability, civic engagement, learning and technologies and interdisciplinary study. Read more