Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.69
Liaison Laurie Husted
Submission Date June 8, 2020

STARS v2.2

Bard College
IN-48: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Erin Cannan-Campolong
Assoc. Dir. CCE
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Open Society University Network (OSUN)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:
The Open Society University Network (OSUN) is a new global network anchored by the Central European University and Bard College that integrates learning and the advancement of knowledge across geographic and demographic boundaries, promotes civic engagement on behalf of open societies, and expands access of underserved communities to higher education. Vision: OSUN seeks to transform higher education by creating the first genuinely integrated higher education network. It will be distinguished by its shared sense of mission, by the breadth and depth of integration across participating institutions, and by its members’ geographic and institutional diversity. Innovative uses of online platforms and connected learning approaches will facilitate OSUN’s efforts to bring students, faculty, and researchers from diverse communities into regular conversation with one another. Signature Programs: OSUN plans to establish integrated academic programs on: • Democracy • Sustainability and Climate • Inequality • Human Rights • Transnational Politics • Arts and Society and access and engagement strategies on:Critical Literacy and the Liberal Arts; Teacher Education to promote K-12 student-centered learning; Disability and Gender Inclusion; Early Colleges and Micro-Colleges to prepare underprivileged students for university;Refugee Education for displaced persons to enter or resume higher education; Civic Engagement: student-led initiatives; socially-engaged research; and a global debate network

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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