Understanding Complexity: Diversity Matters

Keynote Address
Thursday November 12, 2015 7:00pm to 8:15pm

Evidence suggests that cognitively- and identity-diverse colleagues and instructors influence the quality and type of student learning.  However, the multiple mechanisms through which these forms of diversity operate and what these mechanisms imply—for higher education in general and STEM in particular—raise interesting questions.  Dr. Page will share insights from research and scholarship on complex systems and on the functional contributions of both forms of diversity within the academy.  He will discuss the potential for more inclusive and equity-minded frameworks to transforming STEM education. 

Scott E. Page
Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems Political Science and Economics
University of Michigan