What I Learned On My ‘Secret Sabbatical’ As a Scholar-in-Residence at a Private Company

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Last fall I started my first day on the job as an embedded faculty member with a corporation—as a scholar-in-residence at Steelcase Education. Actually intern is probably the best lens through which to look at what I’ve been doing at Steelcase for the last eight months. While I was an embedded academic with the company, I played amateur anthropologist to learn all I could about corporate practices. In a great company, everybody assumes responsibility for everything.

Get Involved In Classroom Design: A Grant to Upgrade Your Classroom

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Hardware Teaching classroom design grants steelcase Have you ever been frustrated by the largely immobile set-up of a typical classroom? Have you ever wished for the opportunity to redesign the space in which you teach?

Power Up Your Spaces

A Principal's Reflections

Pause a second and think about companies such as Uber and Airbnb. Check out Steelcase for an array of ideas and solutions specific to education. Times are a changing in case you haven’t noticed. We have seen disruptive innovation across so many different sectors of society.

To Get More Students to Office Hours, Colleges Rethink the Faculty Office

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Selingo, a former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, who wrote a white paper on innovative faculty office designs for the furniture company Steelcase. Professors often complain that students never come to their office hours. Robert Talbert, a professor at Grand Valley State University, has a theory about why students stay away.

Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution

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Now Cain has continued this work by launching a company, Quiet Revolution with a mission “To unlock the power of introverts for the benefit of us all.”