Campus community members sit in circle at Diversity and Inclusion Summit session

The IDEA Plan—a blueprint for diversity, inclusion

Oct. 30, 2019

Campus leaders have announced that they've accepted the Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) Plan—the campus’s blueprint for diversity, equity and inclusive excellence.

Old Main building during fall

Academic Futures themes and projects taking shape on campus

Oct. 1, 2019

Get the latest on the interdisciplinarity report; making excellence inclusive; creating a common student-centered approach to teaching and learning; teaching and technology, online and distance education; and more.

CU Boulder campus aerial shot.

Financial Futures: Community-generated ideas impacting campus

Oct. 1, 2019

Financial Futures has engaged more than 225 project owners from 50 units across campus to develop ideas into potential projects. A total of 142 projects are approved to date.

Old main in fall

Interdisciplinarity Working Group report to post for campus review Oct. 1

Sept. 19, 2019

The report offers a number of concrete recommendations anchored in institutional change for CU Boulder, including the creation of teaching academies and formation of an interdisciplinary incubator.

Future-of-work strategist Heather McGowan

Future Forward event Sept. 25 to feature futurist Heather McGowan, initiatives panel discussion

Sept. 16, 2019

Internationally renowned future-of-work strategist Heather McGowan will speak on higher education challenges, followed by a panel discussion with the leaders of CU Boulder’s strategic initiatives on how Academic Futures priorities are advancing our commitment to furthering the public good.

Students using a Kubi device for distance learning

Provost, COO announce new online and distance learning organization

Sept. 13, 2019

Russell Moore and Kelly Fox today announced they are accepting the recommendations of the Academic Futures-Financial Futures Online Strategy Working Group to create a single coherent online and distance organization to serve the campus.

Anne Miller, a CU Boulder International Affairs major, uses new OIT technology called "Kubi" (Japanese word for neck) to attend an Arabic language class face-to-face while recovering from an injury.

Teaching and technology, online and distance education

Sept. 3, 2019

Academic Futures recommended a comprehensive approach to teaching with technology and reimagining online and distance education as one of four lead projects.

Students show their work during the ATLAS Institute Research Showcase. (Photo by Patrick Campbell/University of Colorado)

Interdisciplinary teaching, research and creative works

Sept. 3, 2019

Interdisciplinary teaching, research and creative work have long been expressed values of the faculty, strong desires of generations of students and exciting challenges to staff.

People bike and walk past Old Main

Other Academic Futures project updates

Sept. 3, 2019

Learn more about projects including governance; campus success; what it means to be a public university; sustaining, supporting and inspiring our community; and internationalizing the campus.

Students studying in class

Creating a common student-centered approach to teaching and learning

Sept. 3, 2019

Later this month, the university will announce the structure of its Center for Teaching and Learning, which will be a combined resource for all who have a teaching role on campus.