Author Archives: Ed Rowe

Knowledge & Skills

Students need new kinds of knowledge and skills to live, work and contribute as citizens in the 21st century. What kinds of educational opportunities do these needs create for DU? How should our current programs expand and change? What about our programs should remain the same?


DU can lead in the creation and sharing of knowledge by bringing together basic research and other forms of academic work in the arts and sciences with the practical focus of our professional schools. What are our best steps toward achieving this aim? How might we distinguish ourselves through this...

Intentional Community

Across our campus, students, faculty and staff express the desire to create intentional community. What could this mean for the DU community? What values and outlooks should we uphold?

Strategic Planning: March 2015

Dear Colleagues, As we begin the new quarter, we are pleased to update you on our progress as you help us to Imagine DU and create our future together. As we think boldly about our future and begin to develop transformative directions for the University, we have held over 80...

Shape of Knowledge Open Houses

The members of the Shape of Knowledge working group are hosting two open houses for faculty and staff to take part in the consultation process for Imagine DU. This group is tasked with exploring the changes in knowledge, research and teaching. During the open house we want you to think boldly and creatively...


As we work to develop the new strengths you describe, what challenges or barriers might we encounter?

What to Preserve

As we help DU evolve in the future, what features and characteristics should we be sure to preserve? In other words, what are the core traits that should continue to define us?