Ashoka U: The Exchange

Location: Brown University, Providence, RI


Join Notre Dame students and Irish Impact's Melissa Paulsen this winter to learn from Ashoka U about social entrepreneurship at the collegiate level. "At the Exchange, entrepreneurial students, faculty, administrators and community members come together to share action-oriented best practices on how to foster a campus-wide culture of social innovation." This year's conference will focus on the "New Scholar," allowing participants to "gain unique perspectives and insights on social innovation in higher education."  For more information, and to apply please visit the Ashoka U webpage!

Learn more about this year's Exchange theme from an excerpt from the Ashoka U Exchange website.

2014 Theme: The New Scholar
In a rapidly changing world we need new methodologies and approaches to scholarship that will advance the frontiers of knowledge and discovery and address global challenges. Innovative and forward thinking institutions will reframe traditional scholarship through interdisciplinary, entrepreneurial and solutions-oriented skillsets for new knowledge creation and application.

The 2014 Exchange seeks to build a model of The New Scholar as a collective identity emerging from both the curriculum and co-curriculum: students from different formal and informal educational settings; faculty, staff, and administrators from various higher education institutions; as well as practitioners whose work takes place in the community.

The Social Innovation Initiative at Brown University, the co-hosts of this year’s Exchange, shares their vision for The New Scholar, a leader who is determined to create change through transformative innovation and respectful risk-taking.

Join us February 20-22, 2014 at Brown University to create a new paradigm for social entrepreneurship in higher education. Take some risks and show us: How do you embody the new scholar?