Arizona State University
University Senate
Spring 2015

Senate Motion #2015-51

Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Kathleen Puckett, Chair

Date of First Reading: January 26, 2015

Date of Second Reading: February 23, 2015

Title of Motion: Request from the Office of the University Provost – for the establishment of a new academic unit – School for the Future of Innovation in Society

Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.

Rationale: To establish the School for the Future of Innovation in Society as a free-standing unit with a direct reporting line to the University Provost. The School for the Future of Innovation in Society will create an interdisciplinary faculty and programs that advance the role of knowledge and social/technical innovation in improving human outcomes and creating future societies. It will consolidate existing graduate programs (PhD, three Master’s, certificate) for students with career goals in research, teaching, public service, communication, and management in the United States and abroad. Close connections between the School and research centers across ASU will create important synergies between research and teaching.

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