ShifT Happens….Are students ready to become T-Shape Professionals?

posted on April 8, 2015 11:47am

Bill Heinrich (MSU Global) and Jeno Rivera (CANR Bailey Scholars) Present ShifT-Happens at the 2015 National T-Summit (view larger image)
Bill Heinrich (MSU Global) and Jeno Rivera (CANR Bailey Scholars) Present ShifT-Happens at the 2015 National T-Summit

The Bailey Scholars Program (BSP) at Michigan State University promotes T-shape learning through dynamic curricular design, entrepreneurial course objectives, and experiential learning. Hosted by the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, BSP facilitates faculty directed meta-learning and learner directed achievement, assessed in ePortfolio for the ongoing benefit of students, university, and future employers. The BSP encourages connectedness in networked, peer-to-peer interactions through which learners shift from passive to engaged thinkers in applying deep concepts in multiple systems. 

At the 2015 T-Shape Summit March 16-17 at MSU, researchers Bill Heinrich (MSU Global) and Jeno Rivera (CANR BSP) presented the innovative design of the BSP curriculum to develop T-Shaped leaders as well as described what recent CANR BSP graduates say about T-Shaped readiness. For more information on how BSP leads MSU in educating high-quality graduates prepared for 21st century careers visit www.bsp.msu.edu. To learn more about the T-Shaped Summit visit http://tsummit2014.org/.