2020 Ideas Worth Reaching Awards

by the Aspen Institute

 

The Ideas Worth Teaching Awards seek to honour exceptional teaching that prepares students with the context, skills and mindset to respond to the complexity and rapidly changing issues embedded in our economic and social systems – from inequality, to climate change, to the expansion of automation and AI.

The current crisis is forcing us all to wrestle with far-reaching questions about the interdependence of our economic systems and human health, about the economic fragility of front-line workers, and about the choices of business executives in both ordinary and extraordinary times that have profound impacts on human lives. The kind of teaching that the Awards highlight – teaching that “prepares students with the content, skills and mindset to respond to the complexity and rapidly changing issues embedded in our economic and social systems” – is ever more urgent.

For more details on the types of courses we are seeking and award eligibility, please download the Call For Nominations

Timeline

Nomination period: February 21, 2020 – May 8, 2020

Award consideration and selection: Summer 2020

Public announcement of Awards: Fall 2020

The Nomination Process

To complete a nomination, you will need:

  • Your contact information

  • Short-answer response to why this course should be considered to win a 2020 Ideas Worth Teaching Award

  • A copy of the course syllabus

    • (NB: because the syllabus is a key piece of our evaluation process, it’s important to provide it as a stand-alone document.  In the past, submissions have included many links to documents that are inaccessible to those outside your institution.)  

  • Contact information for the faculty involved in the development and teaching of the course

Questions?

Email [email protected]

Ready to nominate someone? Click here to complete a nomination form: NOMINATE