Pathway 2

Technology and a human hand.

Integrate Humanity & Technology

From health-related inquiry to social sciences to the humanities, CWRU uses technology to deepen and enrich the disciplines, yet always keeps the human element at the center. Excellence in technology for the improvement of humanity is a strength and differentiator of CWRU. Building upon this will allow us to better address social problems and achieve new levels of understanding, but will also raise ethical questions about what it means to be human today. CWRU must be at the forefront of examining how technology and people are merging. We must do so by unleashing our campus creativity to define the next level of interaction, while catapulting our research and the world of education in the process.

Draft Goal, Objectives, Outcomes & Measures

In the fall of 2019, the Think Big team unveiled a DRAFT goal, objectives, outcomes and measures. Please review the DRAFT below and submit your comments using our online form.

Goal: Define the next level of understanding and knowledge creation at the intersection of humanity and technology.

Objective Desired Outcomes Draft Measures
2-1: Research. Pursue a highly-competitive research portfolio in human-tech research CWRU gains international prominence as a leading university  pushing the boundaries of knowledge at the intersection of the study of humans and technology, creating a unique definition and bringing together researchers from across disciplines to create new knowledge that improves people’s lives and solves the most pressing issues of the 21st century.
  • Increase in number of faculty contributing to human-tech, resulting in an increase in # of presentations, workshops, articles,  and grants on human-tech topics  
  • Increase in positive media attention on human-tech innovations at CWRU
2-2: Education. Provide opportunities and experiences for students to advance their understanding of societal implications at the intersection of humanity and technology Many student capstone projects, theses and dissertations demonstrate a deep understanding of the symbiosis between humanity and technology.  All undergraduates leave CWRU with a firm understanding of this intersection, philosophically and practically, including the role technology plays in an equitable and diverse society.
  • Increase in number of courses, out-of-classroom experiences  
  • Increase in internships/job placements at this intersection   
  • Increase in dissertations in all disciplines exploring the human and technology interface
2-3: Infrastructure. Create and deploy a robust and financially sustainable digital learning and research infrastructure CWRU becomes a model for identifying, building, and deploying tools and support structures that enable new types of learning and scholarship across the physical and digital domain.
  • Increase in faculty use of research computing & cyber infrastructure
  • Increase in digitally-enhanced courses

Updated 10/18/2019