Salon: “A Polymath University”

The next Columbus Futurists monthly forum will be Tuesday, July 7 at 12:00 noon via Zoom. The topic will be “A Polymath University.”

I have been exploring the idea of nurturing an undergraduate “major” in polymathy, or as a generalist.  Here’s an article that gives some sense of what I mean:  https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/15/harvard-yale-researcher-future-success-is-not-a-specific-skill-its-a-type-of-thinking.html What if we gave students the opportunity not to specialize in a discipline but to develop their own “rigorous generalist” program?  Like Mansharamani says, students would “read the whole paper.”   How would a degree as a “rigorous generalist” be received in the workforce?  I would like to draw upon your ideas and judgement for thinking through how such a program might be implemented. 

Please contact columbus.futurists@gmail.com for RSVP and Zoom information.

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