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The Great Trinity Experiment

The Great Trinity Experiment

The Great Trinity Experiment is a chance to put students, staff, and alumni at the front of the classroom, reversing traditional teaching roles for one day. As Trinity marks the inauguration of its 19th president, Danny Anderson, the University comes together to celebrate innovation and to challenge the status quo of higher education in the United States.

Thursday, Feb. 18 | 1:30 - 5 p.m.

1:30-1:50  Opening -- Laurie Auditorium
2:00-2:50 Class Session 1 -- designated classrooms
3:00-3:50 Class Session 2 -- designated classrooms
4:00- 4:30 Closing Remarks -- Laurie Auditorium
4:30 Reception -- Auditorium Gallery

As we prepare to come together and write the next chapter of the Trinity story, it is clear that we must mark this occasion by keeping teaching and learning at the center of our thinking.

On the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016, Trinity will engage in the creative, collective, and forward-looking thinking that has long been the University’s institutional signature. In lieu of the traditional academic symposium often associated with inaugurations, we will host The Great Trinity Experiment.

At this event we will challenge ourselves and the status quo of American higher education by putting students, staff, and alumni at the front of the classroom and in charge of the learning of the afternoon. We will adopt an amended class schedule on the afternoon of Feb. 18 to enable the broadest possible participation and all non-essential offices will close to allow staff to participate and attend.

The Great Trinity Experiment will allow the members of the Trinity community to learn from one another in unprecedented ways and aid in our on-going quest to develop new models of liberal arts and science education for the next generation.

Join the community in preserving Trinity as a place that inspires learning.