When: September 23, 2019
Where: Cambridge, MA, USA
Institution: LASPAU University Leadership & Governance Program, Harvard University
Facilitator: Doris Sommer

On Monday, Sept. 23rd, Prof. Doris Sommer facilitated a Pre-Texts workshop for a group of 27 university leaders from 23 universities in Costa Rica who were participating in LASPAU’s University Leadership and Governance Program. The program is sponsored by the government agency SINAES (Sistema Nacional de Educación Superior de Costa Rica). The group is working on envisioning the future of higher education in Costa Rica and discussed trends in liberal arts, education, interdisciplinary research, teaching and learning, all with a special focus on the arts, humanities and social sciences. They also learned about trends in engineering education and how it intersects with liberal arts. 

In the Pre-Texts workshop, participants played with the text Cosmos by Carl Sagan.