Michèle Leaman

Michèle works with faculty, administrators, and students to change complex institutional systems to become more supportive environments for social entrepreneurship and changemaking.

Keeping higher education relevant

Earlier this summer, Ashoka U identified and brought together a remarkable set of innovators for higher education at Ashoka U’s first Influencer event. In addition to presenting the excellent work of Changemaker Campuses, our aim was to reach out to a broader network and explore together: How might we apply social innovation to tackle some of higher education’s biggest challenges?

Over the past few weeks, we have processed the many ideas we collectively shared during the event, and have now begun to publish a series of blog posts, synthesizing and showcasing participants’ contributions. Two more articles will be posted next week, so be sure to check back on the Ashoka blog!

We would love to hear your reactions via comments on each of the blog posts. A great place to start is the introductory Ashoka U Influencer post: “How might social innovation change the course of higher eduation?

And finally, check out the report that includes a summary of the presentations, select thoughts and ideas shared at the event, as well as steps we plan to take in the next few months through Ashoka U’s Influencer community.